Home Is Not a Country

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Price
$11.99  $11.15
Publisher
Make Me a World
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593177082

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About the Author
Safia Elhillo is the author of the poetry collection The January Children, which received the the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and a 2018 Arab American Book Award.

Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, she holds an MFA from The New School, a Cave Canem Fellowship, and a 2018 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Safia is a Pushcart Prize nominee, co-winner of the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, and listed in Forbes Africa's 2018 "30 Under 30." She is a 2019-2021 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Reviews
"Movingly unravels themes of belonging, Islamophobia, and the interlocking oppressions thrust upon immigrant women." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[A] surreal crash-course in perspective, agency, and self-love." --Booklist, starred review

"Artfully profound and achingly beautiful, Elhillo's verse aptly explores diasporic yearning for one's home and a universal fascination with possibilities." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Elhillo's tender and descriptive writing may leave readers feeling the need to live life to the fullest...[a] passionate, piercing YA collection of poems." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

"A love letter to anyone who has ever been an outsider, or searched to understand their history, no matter where they come from." --NPR

"Richly imagined [...] An immersive experience of the intersectionality of gender, class, race, religion, and identity." --The Horn Book