Dhaka Dust

Dhaka Dust

Poems

Book - 2011
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Winner of the 2010 Bakeless Prize for Poetry, the debut collection by Dilruba Ahmed

Can't occupy the same space at the same time
unless, of course, you land in Dhaka
--from "Dhaka Dust"

Ranging across Europe and America to the streets of Bangladesh, the sharp-edged poems in Dhaka Dust are culled from a rich m#65533;lange of languages, people, and poetic attitudes. Through lyric and narrative poems, Dilruba Ahmed's keen observations on birth, motherhood, and death offer a unique way into the beckoning world. Voices of villagers resonate alongside those of global travelers, each searching for an elusive homeland in small towns and cities alike. Vendors hawk their wares at a bazaar in Dhaka. Gyms in Ohio double as mosques for uprooted immigrants. In Ahmed's skillful hands, thesedisparate subjects adroitly capture the textures of life in this new century.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781555975890
1555975895
Branch Call Number: 811.6 Ah52D 2011
Characteristics: xi, 95 p. ; 23 cm

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