Is Love Enough by Dionne Brand Banner Image

MacEwan University’s Book of the Year for 2017/18 is Love Enough by Dionne Brand

Over the course of the 2017-18 academic year, students throughout MacEwan University will be reading and studying Dionne Brand’s remarkable novel Love Enough. Then, during the week of March 19, the author will join us for a week of class visits, workshops, and meetings with MacEwan students and faculty. The week’s events will culminate with a gala public reading and on-stage interview on the evening of March 22.

In anticipation of her visit, Dionne Brand writes: “I am absolutely thrilled to be coming to MacEwan University on this occasion. It never ceases to be anything but a wonder to me that a book that I write resonates with other human beings. And it is a special honour that Love Enough has been named MacEwan Book of the Year.”

About the Book of the Year

Since its inception in 1997, the Book of the Year program has been guided by a committee of faculty, staff and students.

Each year, a work of contemporary Canadian fiction is chosen by the committee from nominations by the university community. The committee bases its selection on the book’s appeal and its potential to generate interest and discussion at MacEwan University.

In addition to the book being taught in classes across the university, an exciting tradition of this program is the on-campus visit of the book’s author to discuss the book with students, staff and faculty. Activities held during the author’s visit include readings, workshops, Wall of Fame reception, and a student contest.