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Things I Have Withheld

Things I Have Withheld

Miller, Kei

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Publisher Price: $26.00

ISBN10: 0802158951
ISBN13: 9780802158956
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Published: Sep 14 2021
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.80
Height: 0.90 Width: 5.60 Depth: 8.40
Language: English
In a deeply moving, critical and lyrical collection of interconnected essays, award-winning writing Kei Miller explores the silences in which so many important things are kept. Miller examines the experience of discrimination through this silence and what it means to breach it to risk words, to risk truth; and through the body and the histories those bodies inherit the crimes that haunt them, and how the meanings of our bodies can shift as we move through the world, variously assuming privilege or victimhood.

Through letters to James Baldwin, encounters with Soca, Carnival, family secrets, love affairs, questions of aesthetics and more, Miller powerfully and imaginatively recounts everyday acts of racism and prejudice from a black, male, queer perspective. An almost disarmingly personal collection, Kei dissects his experiences in Jamaica and Britain, working as an artist and intellectual, making friends and lovers, discovering the possibilities of music and dance, literary criticism, culture, and storytelling.

With both the epigrammatic concision and conversational cadence of his poetry and novels, Things I Have Withheld is a great artistic achievement: a work of innovation and beauty which challenges us to interrogate what seems unsayable and why our actions, defense mechanisms, imaginations and interactions and those of the world around us.

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