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Ransack

Author :  Essa May Ranapiri

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  • Country New Zealand
  • Publisher Victoria University Press, New Zealand
  • ISBN9781776562374
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info96p.
  • Product Weight200 gms.
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In ransack, Essa May Ranapiri addresses the difficulty of assembling and understanding a fractured, unwieldy self through an inherited language – a language whose assumptions and expectations ultimately make it inadequate for such a task. These poems seek richer, less hierarchical sets of words to describe ways of being. Punctuated by a sequence of letters to Virginia Woolf’s character Orlando, this immersive collection is about discovering, articulating, and defending – to oneself and to others – what it means to exist outside of the western gender binary, as takatapui. It describes an artist in a state of becoming, moving from Te Kore through Te Po and into the light. *** This is a significant body of work by a seriously talented writer. It’s moving, sometimes startling, and a pleasure to read. And, for many of us – but especially for those of us whose experience reflects ransack’s larger themes – it’s a book in which those of us who have rarely done so can also manage to see ourselves. —Stephanie Burt

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