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Kwame Dawes

Autor/a de She's Gone

69+ obres 562 Membres 24 Ressenyes

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Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana, grew up in Jamaica, and studied and taught in New Brunswick, Canada. In the UK he has published five volumes of poetry, an anthology of reggae poetry, and a critical volume on reggae music and literature. His first book of poems, Progeny of Air, won the prestigious mostra'n més Forward Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Kwame Dawes

She's Gone (2007) 46 exemplars
The Mountain and the Sea (2020) 39 exemplars
Bivouac: A novel (2010) 32 exemplars
Wisteria (2006) 22 exemplars
Bob Marley (2002) 20 exemplars
Eight New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (2015) — Editor — 19 exemplars
Nebraska: Poems (2019) 19 exemplars
Midland: Poems (2001) 16 exemplars
Wheel and Come Again: An Anthology of Reggae Poetry (1998) — Editor — 15 exemplars
Gomer's Song (Black Goat) (2007) 14 exemplars
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Editor; Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Progeny of Air (1994) 8 exemplars
Impossible Flying (2006) 8 exemplars
Sturge Town: Poems (2023) 8 exemplars
A Place to Hide (2002) 7 exemplars
Jacko Jacobus (1996) 6 exemplars
Shook Foil (1997) 6 exemplars
Back of Mount Peace (2010) 6 exemplars
Selected Poems (2003) 5 exemplars
Resisting the Anomie (1995) 5 exemplars
Wheels (2011) 4 exemplars
Prairie Schooner 3 exemplars
Speak from Here to There (2016) 2 exemplars
Bruised Totems (2004) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
Granta 92: The View from Africa (2006) — Col·laborador — 175 exemplars
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Kingston Noir (2012) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Accra Noir (2020) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade (2006) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2023 (The Best American Poetry series) (2023) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Fuchsia (2016) — Pròleg — 19 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2019) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Out of Bounds: British, Black, and Asian Poets (2012) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Poetry Magazine Vol. 207 No. 6, March 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Mummy Eaters (African Poetry Book) (2022) — Pròleg — 5 exemplars
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars

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Our main character, escaping Kingston to her island home before a hurricane hits, she comes upon a confused naked man by the road. Previously a nursing home nurse, she trusts her instincts that he needs help so she takes the amnesiac to her island to ride out the storm, naming her mystery man Monty. Long widowed, she falls in love while also imagining worst case scenarios. A unique story, & yes we find out who he is.
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KarenMonsen | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Aug 5, 2023 |
My first mistake was going into this audiobook blindly. I chose this selection because it was free and short, but I would have passed it had I taken the time to read the synopsis or other reviews. With that said, here is my review on the book:

A hurricane is coming to Jamaica and a strong, well-to-do, middle-aged single woman has told her daughter she is off to make sure her private island and belongings are safe, but on the way she sees a beautiful man (of course), standing naked (of course) in the road. He claims he remembers nothing, so she does what any sane person would do and brings him to her house where she has no way of contacting anyone from the outside world. It's okay though because the man is good looking and in such a VULNERABLE state that she's delightedly turned on by the idea that she feels like she now "owns" him. Weird, but OK.

They hang out for a few days and he makes a great house guest, but she spends a fair amount of her time creeping on him. It's okay though because remember, he's like, really, really hot, so it's not weird that she watches him sleep.

Eventually they decide he needs to remember where he came from and he plans to leave, but not before coming into her room at 4am and just immediately sticking his dick inside her. That's how sex normally works, right? Someone comes from another room in the middle of the night and you just... get to going? Foreplay is overrated anyway. The main character keeps yelling at the strange man to LOOK AT HER while he has sex with her because at this point, she's finally feeling a little insecure about the whole situation. The next morning he leaves and she returns to her life of distrusting men and avoiding her daughter. A few months later, she receives a letter from the man, complete with a photo of him and the wife he cheated on, as well as his children.

The story was both boring and tasteless. Not smutty enough to be smut, and way too smutty for someone who doesn't want to constantly listen to this woman talk about sex in the least sexy way possible. When it ended, I googled the author to see what a woman with this kind of weird exploiter fantasy looked like, and was surprised to see the author is, in fact, a 60-year old man. Oof.
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thezenofbrutality | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jul 5, 2023 |
Spring 202o (May);

One of the Audible Originals from May's ten released for free. I really loved this story. It's all about reclaiming yourself, whether you remember who that self is or don't. I loved how steeped in its culture it was. I even, truly, found myself touched by the most unexpected of endings, both realistic and romantic all at once.
 
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wanderlustlover | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Dec 27, 2022 |
Interesting, yet not very memorable
 
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booklovers2 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2020 |

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Obres
69
També de
23
Membres
562
Popularitat
#44,484
Valoració
½ 3.8
Ressenyes
24
ISBN
92
Llengües
1

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