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Whitehead, Joshua: Full-Metal Indigiqueer

Using binary code and texts from classics of the English language such as Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Joshua Whitehead unravels the coded "I" to trace the formation of a colonized self and reclaim representations of Indigenous texts.

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit member of the Peguis First Nation.

"Both the form and content of the poems throughout Full-Metal Indigiqueer slice through barriers imposed by the conventions of language, to assert a new kind of identity for Whitehead, as the poet struggles and fights against the social, literary, and individual colonizations that he lives with/in. ... Whitehead displays a clear love for the possibilities of written language, despite his misgivings about how it has come to be a part of his life through the colonial process. The creative use of text and language throughout this collection suggests that creative use of language can become a bold way through the traps set up to confine speakers to sanctioned ways of expressing themselves." --Wes Babcock, Bywords

"These poems do not simply deconstruct language and knowledge; they create an opportunity for readers to create new knowledges, new definitions of self and community, and to 'sing the skin back to [their] bones' ... This collection will be of interest to readers and scholars actively seeking a collection of poetry that forges new modes of understanding and expression and that relentlessly and unapologetically builds towards an Indigenous future. These are poems of affirmation, resilience, and resistance. " --Francisco Delgado, Transmotion

ISBN: 9781772011876
Folgt in ca. 15 Arbeitstagen
Fr. 25.90
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Verlag Talonbooks
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe 128 S.
Meldetext Folgt in ca. 15 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H22.6 cm x B15.4 cm x D1.2 cm 202 g
Autor*in Whitehead, Joshua
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