Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems

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    Dominique Christina, Foreword by Tyehimba Jess

    Publisher: Beacon Press

    Year: 2018

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 95 pages

    ISBN: 9780807009215


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The reimagined story of Anarcha, an enslaved Black woman, subjected to medical experiments by Dr. Marion Sims. Selected by Tyehimba Jess as a National Poetry Series winner.

In this provocative collection by award-winning poet and artist Dominique Christina, the historical life of Anarcha is personally reenvisioned. Anarcha was an enslaved Black woman who endured experimentation and torture at the hands of Dr. Marion Sims, more commonly known as the father of modern gynecology. Christina enables Anarcha to tell her story without being relegated to the margins of history, as a footnote to Dr. Sims’s life. These poems are a reckoning, a resurrection, and a proper way to remember Anarcha . . . and grieve her.

Book Details

Author: Dominique Christina
Author: Foreword by Tyehimba Jess
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780807009215
Size: 95 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
Year: 2018

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