Tahrir Suite

Tahrir Suite

Poems

by Matthew Shenoda

88 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780810130241
  • Published: September 2014

$16.95

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  • eBook
  • 9780810168152
  • Published: September 2014

$16.95

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Winner, Arab American National Museum's 2015 George Ellenbogen Poetry Award

Tahrir Suite is a book-length poem that contemplates immigration, homeland, and diaspora in the twenty-first century. The poem, inspired by recent events in Egypt, cycles through the journey of two Egyptians moving across borders, languages, cultures, landscapes, and political systems while their life in the U.S. diaspora evolves and their home country undergoes revolutionary change.

Written from a perspective and about a place that is virtually unexplored in contemporary American poetry, Tahrir Suite works to capture the complicated essence of what it means to be from a specific place that is experiencing such radical change and how our understandings of “home” and “place” constantly evolve. Tahrir Suite is a musical meditation on what it means to be a global citizen in contemporary times.

  

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