- If They Come For Us

If They Come For Us (eBook)


de Fatimah Asghar 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Random House Publishing Group
Edição ou reimpressão: agosto de 2018
Disponibilidade Imediata
Ebook para ADE

';A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.'Booklist';Elegant and playful . . . The poetinvents new forms and updates classic ones.'Elle';[Fatimah] Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality, age, and gender, illuminating the forces by which identity is fixed or flexible.'The New Yorkeran aunt teaches me how to tellan edible flowerfrom a poisonous one.just in case, I hear her say, just in case.From a co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web seriesBrown Girlscomes an imaginative, soulful debut poetry that collection captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America.Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people's histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging.Praise for If They Come for Us';In forms bothtraditional . . . andunorthodox . . . Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality, age, and gender,illuminatingthe forces by which identity is fixed or flexible. Mostvividandrevelatoryare pieces such as ';Boy,' whoseperspicacious turnsandirreverent idiom conjure the rich, jagged texturesof a childhood shadowed by loss.'The New Yorker ';This summer, [Asghar's] debut poetry collectioncemented her statusasone of the city's greatest present-day poets. . . . Astunningwork of art that tackles place, race, sexuality and violence. These poemsbothpersonalandhistorical, both celebratoryandaggrievedareunquestionably powerfulin a way that would doubtless make both Gwendolyn Brooks and Harriet Monroe proud.'Chicago Review of Books';Taut lines, vivid language, and searing images range cover to cover. . . . Inventive, sad, gripping, and beautiful.'Library Journal (starred review)

If They Come For Us
de Fatimah Asghar 
ISBN: 9780525509790 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: Random House Publishing Group Idioma: Inglês Páginas: 128 Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Literatura  >  Poesia


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