A book with a hole in it

A book with a hole in it
Author: Kamelya Omayma Youssef
Publisher: Wendy's Subway
Language: English
Pages: 176
Size: 20 x 13 cm
Weight: 260 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781735924229
Availability: In stock
Price: €28.00
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Kamelya Omayma Youssef’s A book with a hole in it uses the poetry of the fragment and the language of everyday survival to gesture towards the fallibility of language at the juncture of the multiple, intersecting wars on women, on "terror," on the non-White body, and on people and language in diaspora. Drawn from a set of journals written over a four-month period, A book with a hole in it throws the formal, official work of poetry into relief, asking what knowledge exists beyond knowledge, which silences are too deep to be surfaced on the page, and how to pierce through trauma and violence to approach a politics of redemption.

Kamelya Omayma Youssef's A book with a hole in it is the 2020 Carolyn Bush Award recipient.