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The Water Between Us

The Water Between Us

POEMS by Shara McCallum
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    The Water Between Us
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    1998 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize winner.The Water Between Usis a poetic examination of cultural fragmentation, and the exile's struggle to reconcile the disparate and often conflicting influences of the homeland and the adopted country. The book also centers on other kinds of physical and emotional distances: those between mothers and daughters, those created by being of mixed racial descent, and those between colonizers and the colonized. Despite these distances, or perhaps because of them, the poems affirm the need for a multilayered and cohesive sense of self. McCallum's language is precise and graceful. Drawing from Anancy tales, Greek myth, and biblical stories, the poems deftly alternate between American English and Jamaican patois, and between images both familiar and surreal.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-8076-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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