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Hands Washing Water

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ISBN-10: 1556592477

ISBN-13: 9781556592478

Edition: 2006

Authors: Chris Abani

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"Chris Abani's poetry resonates with a devastating beauty which cuts through to the heart of human strength."- Pride Chris Abani was imprisoned, tortured, and sentenced to death for his literary activities. After fleeing Nigeria he continued to write poetry and fiction. Hands Washing Water is his fourth poetry collection-a mischievous book of displacement, exile, ancestry, and subversive humor. The central section, "Buffalo Women," is a Civil War correspondence between lovers that plays on our assumptions about war, gender, morality, and politics. Sweetest Henri, I know we promised to be honest, one to the other, but your recent missive, though welcome as any epistle from…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 90
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Chris Abani is a poet and novelist and the author most recently of GraceLand, which won the 2005 PEN Hemingway Prize, a Silver Medal in the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other prizes include a PEN Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He teaches creative writing at USC.

Durban, South Africa - Some Notations of Value
Hanging in Egypt with Breyten Breytenbach
Letter to the Editor
A Way to Turn This to Light
Buffalo Women
Hands Washing Water
The New Religion
The Measure of Sorrow
The Old Artist Speaks to the Young Poet
from There Are No Names For Red
Low-down Dirty Blues
Foucault's Funk
Morning Yet
Ode to a Rag
Letter to the President
Say Something about Child's Play
Ouija Board
War Widow
Muir Woods
A Warrior's Pride
The Cleft in the Infinite
How We Come to Name
Unfinished Symphony
About the Author