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Letters Home

Authors: Jennifer Wong

Published by Nine Arches Press

ISBN: 9781911027874

£9.99
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A bold, graceful and moving third collection of poems which explores life between places, languages and cultures. Jennifer Wong has an instinct for the intricate, beautifully observed line and her poems draw the reader into a tender confidence, at once revealing and particular, writing their letters directly to the heart. 'Jennifer Wong's stunning debut, Letters Home, explores the fractures and displacements of the Chinese-British diaspora from the perspective of a young woman. There are poems of homesickness, nostalgia, but also humour, hope and optimism - all depicted in Wong's distinctive, intelligent style. What marks the collection out for me is it's a rumination on language, as both a central facet of and metaphor for displacement - and the determination of the speaker of the poems to navigate and negotiate a life divided across time and space. This is a remarkable collection, which makes a new and bold contribution to the genre of diaspora literature.' ? Hannah Lowe
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