She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

By: M. NourbeSe Philip (author), Wesleyan Poetry Series (author)Paperback

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Brilliant, lyrical, and passionate, this collection from the acclaimed poet M. NourbeSe Philip is an extended jazz riff running along the themes of language, racism, colonialism, and exile. In this groundbreaking collection, Philip defiantly challenges and resoundingly overthrows the silencing of black women through appropriation of language, offering no less than superb poetry resonant with beauty and strength. She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks was originally published in 1989 and won the Casa de Las Americas Prize. This new Wesleyan edition includes a foreword by Evie Shockley. An online reader's companion will be available at http://nourbesephilip.site.wesleyan.edu.

About Author

M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist, and playwright who was born in Tobago, in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago, and now lives in Toronto. She is the author of four books of poetry, including Zong!, a novel, and three collections of essays. EVIE SHOCKLEY is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, and author of the new black, winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819575678
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780819575678
  • ISBN10: 0819575674

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