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Goddess of Democracy - an Occupy lyric

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Selected by Cathy Park Hong as winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Prize Written in and of the protest encampments of one of the most sophisticated Occupy movements in recent history, Goddess of Democracy attempts to understand the disobedience and desperation implicated in a love for freedom. Part lyric, part autoethnography, part historical document, these poems orbit around the manifold erasures of the Umbrella protests in Hong Kong in 2014. Leung, who was in those protests while on a Fulbright grant, navigates the ethics of diasporic dis-identity, of outsiderness and passing, of privilege and the pretension of understanding, in these poems that ask: "what is / freedom when divorced from / from?"

Product code: 9781632430403

ISBN 9781632430403
Dimensions H225xW151xS7
No. of pages 128
Publisher Omnidawn Publishing
A lyric and historical examination of the Umbrella protests in Hong Kong