The Body Family
Hope Wabuke

The Body Family

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The
Body Family
is a song of memory and revelation; it is the sublime
unearthing of what has been hidden by silence and erasure.
This lyrical
and imagistic poetry collection tells the story of a family's journey to
flee the murderous reign of Uganda's Idi Amin only to land in a racist
American landscape. Wabuke excavates personal and ancestral history to
bring these poems to wrenching life, articulating what it means to be a
Black girl becoming a Black woman while navigating a diaspora haunted by
British colonization and American enslavement.
Full Description
Published by: Haymarket Books
Pub date: 04/12/2022
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781642596977
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  • Description
    The
    Body Family
    is a song of memory and revelation; it is the sublime
    unearthing of what has been hidden by silence and erasure.
    This lyrical
    and imagistic poetry collection tells the story of a family's journey to
    flee the murderous reign of Uganda's Idi Amin only to land in a racist
    American landscape. Wabuke excavates personal and ancestral history to
    bring these poems to wrenching life, articulating what it means to be a
    Black girl becoming a Black woman while navigating a diaspora haunted by
    British colonization and American enslavement.