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Brand: University of Nebraska Press
Feature: University of Nebraska Press
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: University of Nebraska Press
Manufacturer: University of Nebraska Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 126
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Studio: University of Nebraska Press
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Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award
Winner of the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters
Winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Poetry)
An American Library Association "Notable Book of the Year"
Finalist for the 2017 PEN USA Literary Award
Longlisted for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award
Longlisted for the 2017 Dylan Thomas Prize
One of BuzzFeed's Best Poetry Books of 2016
One of The New Yorker's "Books We Loved in 2016"
A Publishers Weekly "Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2016"
Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair's Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She evokes a home no longer accessible and a body at times uninhabitable, often mirrored by a hybrid Eve/Caliban figure. Blooming with intense lyricism and fertile imagery, these full-blooded poems are elegant, mythic, and intricately woven. Here the female body is a dark landscape; the female body is cannibal. Sinclair shocks and delights her readers with her willingness to disorient and provoke, creating a multitextured collage of beautiful and explosive poems.