“She’s a powerful writer with an imagination that most of us would kill for. I have read everything she has written and am in awe of her many gifts. And her. When Nalo Hopkinson, Canada’s popular fantasy fiction writer, first learned that her Brown Girl in the Ring, the title of Hopkinson’s first novel (published by. Novel Brown Girl in the Ring, by Nalo Hopkinson. I’ve been telling people about Nalo Hopkinson’s book. It is great.” -OCTAVIA BUTLER “Impressive, energetic.

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One person found this helpful. Flaws, flaws and more flaws: She rose smoothly to her feet and began to dance with an eerie, stalking motion that made her legs seem longer than they were, thin and bony.

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The plot took on an intensity that literally propelled me through the pages. I would recommend this book for anyone with an interest in seeing a dystopian world where the spirits and gang lords contend and Afro-Caribbean single mothers are the victors. That may have something to do with the high expectations surrounding the new book. She wants to show that they experienced love and sex, not just sadness and pain. Very thrilling and refreshingly abnormal author. Hopes of leaving his criminal life behind and reconnecting with his love, Ti-Jeanne, are shattered when the threats from the posse leader begin to loom over him.

The musical rhythms of Caribbean voices and the earthy spirit-magic of obeah knit together this unusual fantasy, the first winner of Warner Aspect’s First Novel Contest. Words so nice, they would charm the money from your pocket, the caution from your heart, the clothes from your body. The story closes with hope, Ti-Jeanne’s victory is monumental, and the stolen heart possesses the power to permanently change the city of Toronto for the better.

It turns out that Rudy was an abusive husband and Gros-Jeanne kicked him out and found a new lover, named Dunston, and since Rudy has been vengeful.


I now have to read Hopkinson’s other stories. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It might feel odd for the novel to end on the potentialities of a man; but, unlike in the case of the son of Hammett’s poor Paulette Key, there is a path open to him other than the one followed by his father and grandfather, and therefore for the society he is part of.

This was my first Nalo Hopkins read.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Brown Girl in the Ring. The book doesn’t fit in among the doomsday thrillers I’ve been reading and to even call this “science fiction” would be false advertising on my part.

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Great book for anyone interested in a fictional understanding of the Orishas. See 1 question about Brown Girl in the Ring….

The magical elements and the use of Afro-Caribbean folklore and spiritual beliefs made it a compelling read. We publish fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, and art.

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Hopkinson’s demand that we try harder gives the novel its momentum and its vitality. The next stop in my end-of-the-world reading marathon was Brown Girl in the Ringthe debut novel by Nalo Hopkinson, a Jamaican born and Canadian bred author.

Set up a giveaway. This was Hopkinson’s first book, so I won’t write her off completely, but I’m not planning on going out of my way to get more of her work.

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This is immensely hopeful. Her transformation from this almost girl-child pretending to be a woman to a woman who is not afraid of what power she holds, not just as her grandmother’s child, but as her tragic mother’s child and as a woman of power herself, is beautifully done.

Views Read Edit View history. While in a state of paralysis, Ti-Jeanne slips into an “astral” state or spirit state, and she calls upon the ancestor spirits to help her. I have read everything she has written and am in awe of her many gifts.


I had an eighth-grade English teacher who revered the first lines of Dashiell Hammett; he would hopkinsob found much to admire in Nalo Hopkinson: She is a strong girl, devoted to her new baby and her grandmother, but also resentful of them some times. Gros-Jeanne has gone to great lengths in the past to share her culture with her family, but has continuously been pushed away by her daughter and granddaughter.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Something unique to this hopkknson however is the magical e Brown Girl in the Ring is a very eerie story, but definitely a good one. I originally read this book many years ago because the story premise intrigued me: She is my daughter. This was a beautifully written book that incorporated so much cultural character to the story. It may sound paradoxical, but as far as she is concerned sci-fi and fantasy are the only genres that realistically depict the lives of outsiders.

When I closed the book, the patois of its voices went on speaking in my head for days.

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Books by Nalo Hopkinson. But I can’t muster much more from my personal response than, “That was okay Brown Girl in gil RingNalo Hopkinson ‘s first novel, is an impressive work of imagination. There’s an argument to be made that the novel isn’t quite a classic because it has in this way all the characteristics of a neophyte’s first stab.

Many writers and other literary types have been concerned as of hopkinsson with the idea of queering science fiction, fantasy, and other kinds of speculative fiction, which have an unfortunate but not entirely undeserved reputation of glorifying certain kinds of white homophobic masculinity.