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Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. LIKE A SOLID TO A SHADOW is a documentary poetry collection about grieving, fatherlessness, and the limitations of language. Sapigao finds her deceased father's love 'letters' to her mother: cassette tapes recorded in Illokano, a language of which she has imperfect knowledge. The book moves through Sapigao's process of translating and transcribing the tapes; playing with, learning, and unlearning the Ilokano and English languages. This book then launches from the tapes to ask "what can we really know?" when it comes to family lineages and personal histories. Through family trees, photos, and mapping, Sapigao articulates, distorts, and heals her knowledge of the man who is is her deceased father.
Number of Pages: 95
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Janice Lobo Sapigao
Street Date: November 10, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-59-5367
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