Songs of an Eastern Humanist by Edward Said

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Edward Said is well known for his impressive intellectual works. The poems collected and published for the first time here predate his nonfiction oeuvre but were composed in a similar spirit. Readers will find familiar his resistance to the misrepresentation of those living in the Global South by the forces of Western hegemony that have caused the suffering of countless peoples around the world. In one poem, for example, he likens the West to a decaying castle whose inhabitants' excess and greed fail to hide the rotting foundations they've built on.

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ISBN: 9781916809970
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Published: Eris - February 27th, 2024