By Yvette Christiansë
Instead of supplying a linear narrative, Christiansë renders the poems as though they have been rising from the pages of imaginary books, files now disrupted and scattered. An emperor’s perspective is juxtaposed with the views of varied explorers, sailors, and unknown slaves till ultimately all of them open upon the book’s “castaway,” the authorial girl voice that negotiates how to write approximately love and wish 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 in addition its implicit and haunting reflections on diaspora and postcolonialism. it is going to be very popular by way of readers and writers of poetry and should attract these engaged with problems with race, gender, exile, multiculturalism, colonialism, and history.
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