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Author Chan, Marianne, author.

Title All heathens / Marianne Chan.

Publication Info. Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  811.6 CHA    DUE 10-07-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 74 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary All HeathensĀ is a declaration of ownership-of bodies, of histories, of time. Revisiting Magellan's voyage around the world, these poems explore the speaker's Filipino American identity by grappling with her relationship to her family and notions of diaspora, circumnavigation, and discovery. Whether rewriting the origin story of Eve ("I always imagined that the serpent had the legs of a seductive woman in black nylons"), or ruminating on what-should-have-been-said "when the man at the party said he wanted to own a Filipino," Chan paints wry, witty renderings of anecdotal and folkloric histories, while both preserving and unveiling a self-identity that dares any other to try and claim it.
Subject Filipino Americans -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Filipino-American poetry.
ISBN 9781946448521 paperback $15.95
1946448524 paperback $15.95

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