Author: Aditi Machado
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Language: English
Pages: 112
Size: 15 x 21 cm
Weight: 180 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781643620299
Availability: In stock
Price: €16.95
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In Emporium, Aditi Machado follows a merchant woman as she travels a twenty-first-century “silk route,” trading her wares while becoming “lost” in un-monetizable reciprocities and the sensory excesses of the marketplace: coins changing hands, the odors of food and sweat, the “noise” of translation and multilingualism. Is this tradeswoman in control of her “destiny”/ business or is she the product of impenetrable global forces? These investigative, itinerant poems interrogate our entanglement in the irresistible threads of language, history, and money.