my name on his tongue: poems (Arab American Writing)

my name on his tongue: poems (Arab American Writing)

By: Laila Halaby (author)Paperback

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Best-selling novelist and PEN Award winner Halaby presents readers with her first collection of poetry. Intensely personal and marked with a trenchant wit, these poems form a memoir following Halaby's life as they explore the disorientation of exile, the challenge of navigating two cultures, and the struggle to shape her own creative identity. She shares the pain and confusion of growing up-the need for belonging and the solace of community-with tenderness and fearless candour. Rooted in her Middle Eastern heritage, these poems illuminate the Arab American experience over the last quarter century. Turning away from all that is esoteric and remote in American poetry today, Halaby's lucid and forthright voice speaks to and for a large audience.

About Author

Laila Halaby is the author of two novels, West of the Jordan (winner of the PEN Beyond Margins Award) and Once in a Promised Land. She lives with her family in Tucson, Arizona.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780815632948
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780815632948
  • ISBN10: 0815632940
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English

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