Quote – Canadian Tropes – Privileging Community Over Individual Heroics

“By now, many of us could recite the list of tropes that we’ve decided make us us: stories that privilege the community over individual heroics; stories about open space(s), alienation, isolation; about the rare and precious coming together of isolated bodies to comfort each other in the dark and cold before separating once more…”

-Nalo Hopkinson – Final Thoughts (in Tesseracts Nine. Edge, Calgary, 2005)

Derek Newman-Stille

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