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 standpoint is juxtaposed with the views of varied explorers, sailors, and unknown slaves until eventually eventually all of them open upon the book’s “castaway,” the authorial woman voice that negotiates the way to write approximately love and wish after centuries of oppression and exploitation.
Daring and complex, 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. will probably be very hot through readers and writers of poetry and should attract these engaged with problems with race, gender, exile, multiculturalism, colonialism, and history.
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Castaway by Yvette Christiansë