1919

Ewing, Eve L.

Haymarket Books, 2019
in stockin voorraad Paperback / softback: EUR 15,10 
Eve Ewing's first book, Electric Arches, was a breakout success, winning the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, an Alex Award from the American Library Association, and being named the Best Poetry Book of 2017 from the Chicago Review of Books. It was also named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers Magazine, O Magazine, The Chicago Public Library, and Goodreads. Following on the success of Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric, and the ongoing prominence of Black Lives Matter movement, there is a renewed interest in poetry and prose that documents the Black experience in America. Eve Ewing has a growing profile as both performer and journalist; she has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic.
"The Zora Neale Hurston of her generation." --Studio 360

"A truly rare cultural phenomenon: an artist who not only holds up a mirror to society, but makes herself a catalyst to change it." --Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots that comprised the "Red Summer" of violence across the nation's cities, is an event that has shaped the last century but is widely unknown. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event--which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries--through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.

Eve L. Ewing is a writer and an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She is the author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.
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bundel door individuele dichter in oorspronkelijke taal
Rassenrellen Chicago 1919
Race riots Chicago 1919
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African American
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Twenty-first century
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Debut after 2010
Norma Farber First Book Award
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