Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit: Essays

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Graywolf Press
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5.6 X 8.8 X 0.4 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Aisha Sabatini Sloan is the author of The Fluency of Light, Borealis, and Captioning the Archives. Her work has appeared in Guernica, the Paris Review, and the New York Times, among other places, and she teaches at the University of Michigan

"The incisive prose brims with astute observations, and Sloan has a talent for drawing meaning from unexpected juxtapositions. . . . Readers will be spellbound." --Publishers Weekly

"[Sabatini Sloan] brings to her writing a lively curiosity . . . in pieces notable for surprising and revealing juxtapositions. An enlightening gallery of spirited essays." --Kirkus Reviews

"Throughout each [essay], Sloan has a topic--a piece of art, a historical event--around which her mind and language whirls. . . . Remarkable." --Diana Arterian, Literary Hub

"Sloan's reflections are robust and poetic, her writing like lucid dreaming. I was rapt with this book." --Karla J. Strand, Ms. Magazine

"This collection as a whole forms an elegant, intricate tapestry. . . . It's a collage of experiences, research, quotations, anecdotes--personal revelations and scholarly observations that refuse to omit the violence and oppression that serves as our constant visible or invisible frame, or let it take up the frame entirely." --Heather Bowlan, The Anarchist Review of Books

"Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit has never felt more relevant. . . . Sabatini Sloan's writing is spacious and straightforward, made up of concise, poetic sentences that leave plenty of room for the many questions and minimal answers she puts forward." --Katja Vujic, The Cut

"The 13 essays in Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit deftly approach an array of topics, each building in collage-like fashion a revelatory, often startling reflection around a central subject or theme that pulls personal experience, research, and sharp observation into a vortex that ultimately holds together and gives us a way of seeing -- if but for an instant -- the shimmering complexity and interconnectedness of the world."--Yelizaveta P. Renfro, Washington Independent Review of Books