Catching Bullets with Her Ass: Matrilineality and the Canadian Dub Poetry Tradition in the Work of d’bi.young anitafrika
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Journal of West Indian Literature
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This article engages in depth with the poetics of Jamaican Canadian dub poet, playwright and performer d’bi young anitafrika. Focusing primarily on anitafrika’s one-woman play blood.claat, it argues that her aesthetic is both powerfully unique and distinctively Canadian, negotiating her twin heritages as daughter of a celebrated Canadian dub poet and inheritor of a broader dub tradition through its meditations on black women’s bodies, motherhood, matrilineality, resistance and voice.