The Black Maria

The Black Maria

Paperback - 2016
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Taking its name from the moon's dark plains, misidentified as seas by early astronomers, The Black Maria investigates African diasporic histories, the consequences of racism within American culture, and the question of human identity. Central to this project is a desire to recognize the lives of Eritrean refugees who have been made invisible by years of immigration crisis, refugee status, exile, and resulting statelessness. The recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award for Poetry, Girmay's newest collection elegizes and celebrates life, while wrestling with the humanistic notion of seeing beyond: seeing violence, seeing grace, and seeing each other better.
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions Ltd., 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781942683025
1942683022
Branch Call Number: 811.6 Girmay
PS3607.I47 A6 2016
Characteristics: 120 pages ; 23 cm

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