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The wild fox of Yemen

Almontaser, Threa2021
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The Yemeni American poet Threa Almontaser's incendiary debut asks how mistranslation can be a form of self-knowledge and survival. A love letter to the country and people of Yemen, a portrait of young Muslim womanhood in New York after 9/11, and an extraordinarily composed examination of what it means to carry in the body the echoes of what came before, Almontaser sneaks artifacts to and from worlds, repurposing language and adapting to the space between cultures. Speakers move with the force of what cannot be contained by the limits of the American imagination; instead, they invest in troublemaking and trickery, navigate imperial violence across multiple accents and anthems, and apply gang signs in henna, utilizing any means necessary to form a semblance of home.
Main title:
The wild fox of Yemen / Threa Almontaser.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Picador, 2021.
Collation:
112 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN:
9781529078459 (pbk. :)
Dewey class:
811.6811 ALM
Language:
English
Subject:
BRN:
5052053
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