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The Black Flower and Other Zapotec Poems

ISBN: 9781939419460 | 1939419468
Edition: Bilingual
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Phoneme Media
Pub. Date: 11/10/2015

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Natalia Toledo's The Black Flower and Other Zapotec Poems, with an award-winning translation by Clare Sullivan, describes contemporary Isthmus Zapotec life in lush, sensual detail. In Toledo's poems of love and loss the world's population turns into fish, death is a cricket, and naked women are made of wet magma. The Black Flower won the Nezhualcóyotl Prize, Mexico's highest honor for indigenous-language literature, in 2004.

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