If They Come for Us : Poems by Fatimah Asghar

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  • Title: If They Come for Us : Poems
  • Author: Fatimah Asghar
  • Category: Memoirs
  • Date: 07 Aug 2018
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 128
  • ISBN: 052550978X

 

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Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated net collection Brown Women captures her expertise as a Pakistani Muslim girl in modern America, whereas exploring id, violence, and therapeutic. “A debut poetry assortment showcasing each a fierce and tender new voice.”–Booklist an aunt teaches me the right way to inform an edible flower from a toxic one. simply in case, I hear her say, simply in case. Orphaned as a baby, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race with out the steerage of a mom or father. These poems directly bear anguish, pleasure, vulnerability, and compassion, whereas additionally exploring the numerous sides of violence: the way it persists inside us, how it’s inherited throughout generations, and the way it manifests itself in {our relationships}. In experimental types and language each lyrical and uncooked, Asghar seamlessly braids collectively marginalized individuals’s histories together with her personal understanding of id, place, and belonging. Advance reward for If They Come for Us “All ages has its poets who spring-load each line with the private and political in order that you already know what it was to be absolutely alive in that point and place–or torn from it. [Fatimah] Asghar gives this anguished specificity in her debut poetry assortment, a meditation on id, dislocation, and loss. . . . Her story sweeps huge, turning into the historical past of India, Partition, genocidal hatred, and timeless misogyny. Within the telling, she strikes freely in type. . . .Taut traces, vivid language, and searing photographs vary cowl to cowl. . . . Creative, unhappy, gripping, and delightful.”–Library Journal (starred evaluate) “On this awe-inspiring debut, Asghar, author of the Emmy-nominated net collection ‘Brown Women, ‘ explores the painful, typically psychologically debilitating journey of building her id as a queer brown girl throughout the confines of white America. . . . Trustworthy, private, and intimate with out being insular or myopic, Asghar’s assortment reveals a way of energy and hope present in id and cultural historical past: ‘our names this nation’s wooden/ for the fireplace my individuals my individuals/ the lengthy years we have survived the lengthy/ future years.'”–Publishers Weekly (starred evaluate) present more

 

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