By Yvette Christiansë
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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Castaway by Yvette Christiansë