All the names given / Raymond Antrobus.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Picador, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529059502 (pbk.) :
'All The Names Given', continues his Antrobus' investigation into language, miscommunication, place, and memory. Beginning with poems meditating on the author's surname - one which shouldn't have survived into the modern era - Antrobus then examines the rich and fraught history carried within it. As he describes a childhood caught between intimacy and brutality, sound and silence, and conflicting racial and cultural identities, the poem becomes a space in which the poet can reckon with his own ancestry, and bear witness to the indelible violence of the legacy wrought by colonialism. The poems travel through space, shifting between England, South Africa, Jamaica, and the American South, and move fluently from family history, through the lust of adolescence, and finally into a vivid and complex array of marriage poems - with the poet older, wiser, and more accepting of love's fragility.
96 pages ; 20 cm
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