Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six top books about exile, migration, and resistance

Daniel Borzutzky is a poet and translator, and the author of The Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry. His latest book, Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. One of his recommended books about exile, migration, and resistance, as shared at The Week magazine:
Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire

In powerful and poetic prose, Césaire's 1955 book offers blasting indictments of Europe, its relationship to its colonial subjects, and the hypocrisy of its labeling those subjects barbarians.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue

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