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Shani Mootoo fonds
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A: Image.doc

File consists of a 5.25 inch floppy disk with a copy of the manuscript for In His Image

Abridgement Cereus Blooms at Night

File consists of an abridged version on the novel Cereus Blooms at Night for the purposes of producing an audio recording. This copy was posted to Mootoo in Brooklyn, New York from HarperCollins Publishers on October 8, 1998.

Art publications

File consists of publications that feature Mootoo's art, including Harbour: Magazine of Art and Everyday Life Vol 2 No ;, and Border/Lines Issue No 29/30. Also includes programs for exhibitions Telling Relations: Sexuality and the Family, curated by Larissa Lai, and Wallpaper Works curated by Stephanie Smith

Artistic works

Series consists of records relating specifically to Mootoo’s visual artworks and video productions, as well as some audio recordings that were broadcast on radio.


File consists of an oil pastel, signed by Mootoo


File consists of drafts of writing about authenticity. Includes handwritten edits by the author

Baby book for Shani

File consists of a photo album booklet titled My Baby Life Story. There are 8 black and white photos included in the book. Many photos have been removed prior to the album arriving at Special Collections

Backup disk

File consists of a backup copy of Out on Main Street; Sandy; Prakash; Vijay

Basement broadside

Broadside of a poem titled Basement. Produced for the On Edge Poetry Broadsheet Series at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

Book reviews and announcements

Series consists of various published reviews, catalogues and announcements related to Mootoo’s artistic and literary works, collected and maintained by the author.

Business correspondence

File consists of correspondence to Mootoo about potential exhibitions, readings and events, and other topics related to her literary work

Business correspondence

File consists of correspondence related to Mootoo's books, to earnings, and to invitations and travel to conferences

Business correspondence

File consists of business correspondence, mostly royalty statements and correspondence related to Mootoo's literary works


Series consists of drafts for Cane|Fire, a book of poetry by Mootoo.

Cereus Blooms at Night

Sub-series consists of drafts and manuscripts for the novel published as Cereus Blooms at Night in 1996.

Cereus Blooms at Night draft

File consists of a draft of the novel Cereus Blooms at Night. This version was posted to Mootoo in Brooklyn, New York from Press Gang Publishers in 1995.

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