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The Resource Think of Lampedusa, Josué Guébo ; translated by Todd Fredson ; introduction by John Keene

Think of Lampedusa, Josué Guébo ; translated by Todd Fredson ; introduction by John Keene

Label
Think of Lampedusa
Title
Think of Lampedusa
Statement of responsibility
Josué Guébo ; translated by Todd Fredson ; introduction by John Keene
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "A collection of serial poems, Think of Lampedusa addresses the 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 Africans attempting to migrate secretly to Lampedusa, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea. The crossing from North Africa to this island and other Mediterranean way stations has become the most dangerous migrant route in the world. Interested in what is producing such epic displacement, Josue Guebo's poems combineelements of history and mythology. Guebo considers the Mediterranean not only as a literal space but also as a space of expectation, anxiety, hope, and anguish for migrants. Hemeditates onthe long history of narratives and bodies trafficked across the Mediterranean Sea. What did it--and what does it--connect and separate? Whose sea is it? Ultimately he is searchingfor what motivates a person to become part of what he calls a "seasonal suicide epidemic." This translation of Guebo's Songe à Lampedusa, winner of the Tchicaya U Tam'si Prize for African Poetry, is a searing work from a major African poet."--
  • "This collection of serial poems addresses the 2013 shipwreck that killed 366 Africans attempting to migrate secretly to Lampedusa, an Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1972-
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Guébo, Josué
Dewey number
841/.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3989.3.G77
LC item number
A2 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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1965-
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  • Fredson, Todd
  • Keene, John
Series statement
African poetry book
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  • POETRY / African
  • African poetry
  • Poetry
  • Africa, North
Label
Think of Lampedusa, Josué Guébo ; translated by Todd Fredson ; introduction by John Keene
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 66 pages
Isbn
9781496200426
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017010481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983365889
  • (OCoLC)ocn983365889
  • 2651974
Label
Think of Lampedusa, Josué Guébo ; translated by Todd Fredson ; introduction by John Keene
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 66 pages
Isbn
9781496200426
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017010481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)983365889
  • (OCoLC)ocn983365889
  • 2651974

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