Elizabeth Nunez





Elizabeth Nunez

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Trinidad and Tobago
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Elizabeth Nunez emigrated from Trinidad to the US after completing high school. Nunez is provost at Medgar Evers College, the City University of New York, and an award-winning author.

She received her Ph.D. in English from New York University. She is the award-winning author of six novels: Prospero's Daughter (New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and 2006 Florida Center for the Literary Arts One Book, One Community selection at the Miami Book Fair); Grace; Discretion (short-listed for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award); Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award); Beyond the Limbo Silence (Independent Publishers Book Award); and When Rocks Dance. Called “a master of pacing and plotting,” in the New York Times review of Prospero’s Daughter, Nu
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Average rating: 3.53 · 671 ratings · 118 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Prospero's Daughter: A Novel
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 217 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Anna In-Between
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Bruised Hibiscus
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Boundaries
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Grace: A Novel
3.13 of 5 stars 3.13 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Beyond The Limbo Silence
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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Discretion
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Not for Everyday Use: A Memoir
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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Stories from Blue Latitudes...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2005
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When Rocks Dance
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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“The oppressed are sometimes the most rabid of oppressors" (119).”
Elizabeth Nunez, Boundaries

“Slaveowners in America were torturing the Africans they enslaved for reading, but the British had discovered the hard way of truth of the maxim - Nature abhors a vacuum. Fill their minds with your stories and they will adore you; leave their minds free to roam and they will hatch plans to destroy you" (181).”
Elizabeth Nunez, Boundaries

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