Anarcha Speaks

A History in Poems
Author(s): Dominique Christina
Series: National Poetry Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Oct 30, 2018
Product Number: EB00719563
Released: Oct 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807009314
Publisher: Beacon Press
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The reimagined story of Anarcha, an enslaved Black woman, subjected to medical experiments by Dr. Marion Sims. Selected by Tyehimba Jess as a National Poetry Series winner. In this provocative collection by award-winning poet and artist Dominique Christina, the historical life of Anarcha is personally reenvisioned. Anarcha was an enslaved Black woman who endured experimentation and torture at the hands of Dr. Marion Sims, more commonly known as the father of modern gynecology. Christina enables Anarcha to tell her story without being relegated to the margins of history, as a footnote to Dr. Sims's life. These poems are a reckoning, a resurrection, and a proper way to remember Anarcha . . . and grieve her.