Far from Algiers (Paperback)
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Far from Algiers (Paperback)

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Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 30/11/2008
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Djelloul Marbrook started writing poems in Manhattan when he was fourteen. In his thirties, he abandoned poetry after publishing a few poems in small journals, but he never stopped reading and studying poetry. Then at age sixty-seven, appalled by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the poet within awakened. Stuffing sky-blue notebooks in his pockets, Marbrook began walking around Manhattan determined to affirm his beloved home in the wake of the nihilistic attacks. ""Far from Algiers"" emerged from hundreds of poems he has composed in the years since.Marbrook's voice speaks to anyone who has ever had doubts about belonging. Born in Algiers to an American artist and a Bedouin father and arriving in America as a gravely ill infant, Marbrook has contemplated this issue throughout his life. ""Far from Algiers"" explores 'belonging' in a society that is in denial about its own nativist sentiments. It speaks of the struggle to belong in a culture that pays lip service to assimilation but does not fully accept anyone perceived as 'foreign'. Marbrook examines this issue with unflinching honesty. Anyone rejected by a family member or neighbor or coworker will relate to these well-crafted and moving poems.

Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873389877
Number of pages: 72
Weight: 113 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm

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