The Promised Land

The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 03/08/2017
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Synopsis

While half the world swept west,
we trickled eastward, one by one,
single-file, like fugitives. Next stop:
Abu Dhabi, where my father had a job,

and money, for the first time in years . . .

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Flitting from the mud-soaked floors of Venice to the glittering, towering constructions of the Abu Dhabi of his childhood and early adulthood, from present-day London to North America, André Naffis-Sahely's bracingly plain-spoken first collection gathers portraits of promised lands and those who go in search of them: labourers, travellers, dreamers; the hopeful and the dispossessed.

'Naffis-Sahely's poems usher the reader in to a world of reversals and risk . . . His narratives hold memory to account'
DAVID HARSENT

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141984933
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Weight: 82g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 5 mm

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The Promised Land
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