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100 1 _aGirmay, Aracelis
245 1 4 _aThe Black Maria
250 _a1st ed.
260 _aUnited States;
_bBOA Editions Ltd;
300 _a120 Pages;
490 0 _aAmerican Poets Continuum Series
520 _a"Taking its name from the moon's dark plains, misidentified as seas by early astronomers, the black maria investigates African diasporic histories, the consequences of racism within American culture, and the question of human identity. Central to this project is a desire to recognize the lives of Eritrean refugees who have been made invisible by years of immigration crisis, refugee status, exile, and resulting statelessness. The recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award for Poetry, Girmay's newest collection elegizes and celebrates life, while wrestling with the humanistic notion of seeing beyond: seeing violence, seeing grace, and seeing each other better."--Amazon.co.uk.
650 0 _aAmerican poetry
_xAfrican American authors
_y21st century.
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