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By Yvette Christiansë

ISBN-10: 0822323869

ISBN-13: 9780822323860

ISBN-10: 0822324210

ISBN-13: 9780822324218

In Castaway Yvette Christiansë provides an epic but fragmented poetic tale trigger the coast of Africa at the island of St. Helena: Napoleon Bonaparte’s ultimate position of exile, a port of demand the slave alternate, and birthplace of the poet’s grandmother. Amid echoes of racialized id and problems with displacement, the poems in Castaway converse with a multiplicity of voices—from Ferñao Lopez (the island’s first exile) and Napoleon to that of a modern black lady. Castaway is at the same time a tune of discovery, an anthem of conquest, and a tortured lamentation of exiles and slaves.
Instead of providing a linear narrative, Christiansë renders the poems as though they have been rising from the pages of imaginary books, records now disrupted and scattered. An emperor’s perspective is juxtaposed with the views of assorted explorers, sailors, and unknown slaves till eventually all of them open upon the book’s “castaway,” the authorial girl voice that negotiates the way to write approximately love and hope after centuries of oppression and exploitation.
Daring and complicated, Castaway demanding situations and captivates the reader with not just its lyrical richness and conceptual intensity but additionally its implicit and haunting reflections on diaspora and postcolonialism. it will likely be very hot by way of readers and writers of poetry and should entice these engaged with problems with race, gender, exile, multiculturalism, colonialism, and history.

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