History and Other Poems

Brenda Marie Osbey

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History and Other Poems

History and Other Poems Poetry African American Studies HISTORY AND OTHER POEMS takes as its task nothing less than an examination and mapping of the never ending evil of history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the stil

  • Title: History and Other Poems
  • Author: Brenda Marie Osbey
  • ISBN: 9781568091792
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry African American Studies HISTORY AND OTHER POEMS takes as its task nothing less than an examination and mapping of the never ending evil of history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the still palpable effects of European and American colonialism some seven centuries after the making of the New World Making, breaking and rebuilding language and languages to suiPoetry African American Studies HISTORY AND OTHER POEMS takes as its task nothing less than an examination and mapping of the never ending evil of history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the still palpable effects of European and American colonialism some seven centuries after the making of the New World Making, breaking and rebuilding language and languages to suit the needs of her characters and the worlds they struggle to survive in and against, Brenda Marie Osbey has created a compelling study of human will and the determination to wrest life and liberty from destinies long ago written out of history as we know it Aided by an extensive glossary and notes, this volume takes the reader on a series of gruesome journeys across the Americas, from Columbus s first encounter with the Guanahani Indians to the author s native New Orleans, trailing violence, destruction and oppression with every step, marking the geography of evil on the map of this New World HISTORY AND OTHER POEMS moves from present to past and back again to reveal the trauma of hearts and lives broken even as it underscores the heroic endurance, resilience and agency of the enslaved and their descendants.

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    1. Rebecca Rebecca on said:

      Brenda Marie Osbey is a Louisiana Creole poet who served as state poet laureate for several years. This collection is amazing: it articulates deep thought about history, especially the history of slavery in the Americas, through emotionally evocative images grounded strongly in the body. The linguistic melange is both representationally and acoustically effective. (Read these poems aloud.) Everyone should read this before they venture to speak about how we choose to remember or obfuscate our his [...]

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