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Paperback Wanting in Arabic Book

ISBN: 1927494303

ISBN13: 9781927494301

Wanting in Arabic

Poetry. Women's Studies. LGBT Studies. Middle Eastern Studies. Introduction by Lisa Robertson. WANTING IN ARABIC is a refusal of convenient silences, convenient stories. The author dwells on the contradictions of a transsexual poetics, in its attendant disfigurations of lyric, ghazal, l'ecriture feminine, and, in particular, her own sexed voice. Without a memory of her father's language, the questions her poems ask are those for a home known through...

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Cool Transgender Poetry

Wanting in Arabic is a really surprising book because it is about so many things like transgender and sexuality and war but is still interesting as poetry. What I like best about it is that even though the language could be difficult in places, the ideas do shine through. It seems like a really honest book by someone who has lived a lot.

beautiful poetry

Trish Salah is a beautiful poet. At times the language is difficult, she's an academic, but her writing is the better for it. She is very evocative and expresses profound emotions.
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