If They Come for Us

If They Come for Us


eBook - 2018
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"This imaginative, soulful debut poetry collection captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America. Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the man facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people's histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging." -- From publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : One World, an imprint of Random House, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525509790
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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sclibrary_hlutke Mar 18, 2019

With the poetry scene currently being filled with all kinds of cheap feminist poetry, go for books like this that speak directly from the heart of the systemic issues of race, class, and foreign relations in our country.

cmlibrary_vbright Sep 05, 2018

Poignant, political, personal poetry.


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