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If They Come for Us - Fatimah K. Asghar
If They Come for Us
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Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series "Brown Girls" captures the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing. In this powerful and imaginative debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar nakedly captures the... show more
Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series "Brown Girls" captures the experience of being a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.

In this powerful and imaginative debut poetry collection, Fatimah Asghar nakedly captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in America by braiding together personal and marginalized people's histories. After being orphaned as a young girl, Asghar grapples with coming-of-age as a woman without the guidance of a mother, questions of sexuality and race, and navigating a world that put a target on her back. Asghar's poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests in our relationships with friends and family, and in our own understanding of identity. Using experimental forms and a mix of lyrical and brash language, Asghar confronts her own understanding of identity and place and belonging.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780525509783 (052550978X)
Publisher: One World
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Poetry
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3.5 If They Come for Us
This collection pulls threads from the past and weaves them into the tapestry of the present. Looking back at the past of nations, peoples, and her own family and self, Asghar speaks both to where we have been and where we are now. There is a melancholic beauty that echoes through these poems that c...
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