Fuchsia

Fuchsia Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced disassembled and nomadic self Embedded in her poems ar

  • Title: Fuchsia
  • Author: Mahtem Shiferraw
  • ISBN: 9780803285569
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced, disassembled, and nomadic self Embedded in her poems are colors, elements, and sensations that evoke painful memories related to deep seated remnants of trauma, war, and diaspora Yet rooted in these losses and dangers also lie oWinner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, Ethiopian American Mahtem Shiferraw s Fuchsia examines conceptions of the displaced, disassembled, and nomadic self Embedded in her poems are colors, elements, and sensations that evoke painful memories related to deep seated remnants of trauma, war, and diaspora Yet rooted in these losses and dangers also lie opportunities for mending and reflecting, evoking a distinct sense of hope Elegant and traditional, the poems in Fuchsia examine what it means to both recall the past and continue onward with a richer understanding.

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      Mahtem Shiferraw Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Fuchsia book, this is one of the most wanted Mahtem Shiferraw author readers around the world.

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    1. This isn't a poetry book that I can just put away after reading it. Mahtem Shifferaw's use of language is exotic, full of colour and full of life. But life in all its glory and gory. She explores questions of identity, of experiences of trauma and how to heal from it. These are rich poems that are sometimes not easy to access but sometimes too easy to access and their pain is written on my heart.It was hard for me at first to get into her use of language and I had to look up several places she r [...]



    2. I'm not totally sure what I think of this poetry collection. I read it piecemeal, a few poems each day when I woke up, so that may have diluted the overall effect. Also, I'm a very new poetry reader. Kwame Dawes, in his introduction, praises the way Shiferraw works with synesthesia and memory, personal history and collective experience, and more. I get that--and it's helpful to re-read the poems with his critique in mind. It opened up the poems for me in new and interesting ways.But he also prai [...]




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