DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi PDF Download

DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi PDF Download

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Publisher: Wave Books
Genres: Poetry By Individual Poets, Literary Essays, Asian History Books
Pages: 132 pages
ISBN10: 1940696968
ISBN13: 9781940696966
Tags: Poetry By Individual Poets, Literary Essays, Free Download, PDF Download, Asian History Books
Language: en
Physical Form: PDF Book
Type: PDF


"Don Mee Choi's urgent DMZ Colony captures the migratory latticework of those transformed by war and colonization. Homelands present and past share one sky where birds fly, but 'during the Korean War cranes had no place to land.' Devastating and vigilant, this bricolage of survivor accounts, drawings, photographs, and hand-written texts unearth the truth between fact and the critical imagination. We are all 'victims of History, ' so Choi compels us to witness, and to resist."--Judges Citation

Woven from poems, prose, photographs, and drawings, Don Mee Choi's DMZ Colony is a tour de force of personal and political reckoning set over eight acts. Evincing the power of translation as a poetic device to navigate historical and linguistic borders, it explores Edward Said's notion of "the intertwined and overlapping histories" in regards to South Korea and the United States through innovative deployments of voice, story, and poetics. Like its sister book, Hardly War, it holds history accountable, its very presence a resistance to empire and a hope in humankind.


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