The Brush by Eliana Hernández-Pachón

Staff Pick

Hernández-Pachón's fierce and harrowing volume perfectly renders the grief and rage experienced by the Colombian people not only for the particular massacre evoked here, but for the many other acts of violence perpetrated by those in power. During February 2000, Colombian paramilitary elements, assisted by state security forces, descended on the village of El Salado and committed a brutal massacre which resulted in the killing of 60 people and the torture and rape of many more. This slim volume is a testament to the power of poetry as an act of witness and remembrance.

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By Eliana Hernández-Pachón, Robin Myers (Translated by), Hector Abad (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781953861863
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Published: Archipelago - April 2nd, 2024

Cold NIghts of Childhood by Tezer Özlü

Staff Pick

Playing out in fragments and weaving back and forth through time and place, Özlü's impressionistic and vivid tale evokes one woman’s struggle for a life of freedom and happiness against the forces of patriarchy and misogyny that seek to stifle women's voices. Özlü’s prose in Maureen Freely’s English translation reflects the claustrophobic nature of this text, depicting scenes of horror--including the narrator's physical abuse in a psychiatric hospital. Yet there is also hope in the protagonist’s continued rebellion against those would keep her imprisoned; this is a compelling piece of Turkish fiction that deserves a wide readership. 

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By Tezer Özlü, Maureen Freely (Translator), Aysegül Savas (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492693
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Published: Transit Books - May 2nd, 2023

Songs of an Eastern Humanist by Edward Said

Staff Pick

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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$20.00
ISBN: 9781916809970
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Published: Eris - February 27th, 2024

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