Sunday, December 27, 2015

Robin Coste Lewis' six favorite books

Robin Coste Lewis' debut poetry collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus, won a 2015 National Book Award. One of the poet's six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Notebook of a Return to the Native Land by Aimé Césaire

This long poem, which shook the French literary world in 1939, examines the ways home is ruptured — or even prevented from existing — by colonialism. And what, the book asks, does that mean? How can one return to a home that was never built?
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue