If they come for us : poems / Fatimah Asghar.

Asghar, Fatimah [Browse]
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First edition.
  • New York : One World, [2018]
  • ©2018
x, 106 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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Poetry [Browse]
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"This imaginative, soulful debut poetry collection captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America. Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the man facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people's histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging."-- From publisher's description.
For Peshawar -- Partition ; Kal ; When the Orders Came ; 100 Words on 45's 100 Days ; How We Left: Film Treatment ; Partition -- From ; Partition ; Portrait of My Father, Alive ; Old Country ; Haram ; Playroom ; Shadi ; Boy ; Gazebo -- Partition ; To Prevent Hypothermia ; White Lie ; Oil ; Land Where My Father Died ; Lullaby ; The Last Summer of Innocence ; Script for Child Services: A Floor Plan ; The White House -- Partition ; They Asked for a Map ; Microaggression Bingo ; My Love for Nature ; Ghareeb ; Halal ; Map Home ; Partition ; Other Body ; National Geographic ; WWE ; Stank ; Look, I'm Not Good at Eating Chicken. ; Oh Pussy, The Things I've Pulled From You -- Partition ; How'd Your Parents Die Again ; Super Orphan ; A Starless Sky Is A Joy Too ; If They Come for Us.
  • 9780525509783 ((pbk. : acid-free paper))
  • 052550978X
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