Sound of the Beast
- Nominated, Governor General's Literary Award 2020
"Compassion is good, but it’s just motivation. Cars need engines. Movements need mobilization."
Through spoken word, storytelling and hip hop, acclaimed wordsmith Donna-Michelle St. Bernard illuminates racial discrimination, the suppression of expression and the trials of activism. Her experience as a Canadian emcee is woven through with allusion to Tunisian emcee Weld El 15’s unjust imprisonment for rhymes against a regime. This story creates a space to reflect on how we are connected to the systems that oppress us, and how we can empower each other to rise up.
“Unusual and disarming.”- J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail
“Effective, disturbing, and enlightening.”- Karen Fricker, Toronto Star
“As poignant as it is playful. Utterly affecting.”- Camila Fitzgibbon, Montreal Theatre Hub