A Warning to the House that Holds Me

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A debut collection by 2020 Eric Gregory Awards recipient Amina Jama, “A Warning to the House That Holds Me builds” on the milestones and mythology of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to perform a deeply personal act of reclaiming power.  Drawing on a long tradition of Somali storytelling, these poems achieve the complex balance of being as conversational as they are crafted.

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A Warning to the House That Holds Me builds on the milestones and mythology of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo to perform a deeply personal act of reclaiming power. Fully aware of the political significance of rejecting the dominant, Amina weaves together a series of poems that pay homage to her home country and lineage – exploring displacement, dual nationality and Somali history. Drawing on a long tradition of Somali storytelling, these poems achieve the complex balance of being as conversational as they are crafted. Brimming in them is a sense of longing for escape, yet accepting the inescapable reality of generational trauma and the ever present grip of a mother’s embrace.

Additional information

Dimensions 21.3 × 13.8 × 0.2 cm
Author

Genre

Poetry

Binding

Pamphlet

Publication Date

19 December 2019

Language

English

Number of Pages

48

ISBN 13

9781905233571

Publisher

flipped eye publishing

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