A piercing debut selection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent
In her arresting assortment, urgently suitable for our instances, poet Emily Jungmin Yoon confronts the histories of sexual violence opposed to ladies, focusing specifically on Korean so-called “comfort women,” girls who have been compelled into sexual hard work in Japanese-occupied territories in the course of global struggle II.
In wrenching language, A Cruelty designated to Our Species unforgettably describes the brutalities of battle and the phobia and sorrow of these whose lives and our bodies have been swept up via a colonizing energy, bringing robust voice to an oppressed workforce of individuals whose histories have frequently been erased and neglected. “What is a physique in a stolen country,” Yoon asks. “What is correct in war.”
Moving readers via time, area, and diverse cultures, and bringing brilliant lifestyles to the stories and confessions of the victims,Yoon takes ownership of a painful and shameful heritage even whereas unearthing moments of infrequent good looks in acts of resistance and resilience, and within the intuition to outlive and endure witness.
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