Exiles of Eden

Product Number: EB00769139
Released: Sep 27, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566895538
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Description

Exiles of Eden looks at the origin story of Adam, Eve, and their exile from the Garden of Eden, exploring displacement and alienation from its mythological origins to the present. In this formally experimental collection steeped in Somali narrative tradition, Osman gives voice to the experiences and traumas of displaced people over multiple generations. The characters in these poems encounter exile's strangeness while processing the profoundly isolating experience of knowing that that once you are sent out of Eden, you can't go back.

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Author(s): Ladan Ali Osman
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2019

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