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by Yvette Christiansë
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Poetry
  • Author:
    Yvette Christiansë
  • ISBN:
    0822323869
  • ISBN13:
    978-0822323860
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  • Publisher:
    Duke University Press Books (November 2, 1999)
  • Pages:
    128 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Poetry
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Castaway Yvette Christiansë presents an epic yet fragmented poetic story set off the coast of Africa on the island of St. Helena: Napoleon Bonaparte’s final place of exile.

Yvette Christiansë (born 12 December 1954) is a South African-born poet and novelist. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at Barnard College. She has also taught at Fordham University, also in New York City

Yvette Christiansë (born 12 December 1954) is a South African-born poet and novelist. She has also taught at Fordham University, also in New York City.

Yvette Christianse's Castaway has a personal and historical trajectory that embraces the emotional velocity of this fine, urgent collection of poems

Yvette Christianse's Castaway has a personal and historical trajectory that embraces the emotional velocity of this fine, urgent collection of poems. -Yusef Komunyakaa "A remarkable book

Yvette Christiansë, poet and fiction writer, was born in South Africa, and emigrated . Employing multiple personae, the book explores the history of the island.

Yvette Christiansë, poet and fiction writer, was born in South Africa, and emigrated with her parents via Swaziland to Australia at the age of eighteen. Unconfessed (2006), her first novel, tells the epic story of Sila van den Kaap, a slave of 19th century South Africa. Christiansë is also the author of Castaway (1999), a unique work of poetry that consists of fictional documents from the island of St. Helena, where Napoleon was banished, and where Christiansë's grandmother lived. Employing multiple personae, the book explores the history of the island, and its legacy as a place of exile and enslavement.

In Castaway Yvette Christiansë presents an epic yet fragmented poetic story set off the coast of Africa on the island of St. Helena: Napoleon Bonaparte’s final place of exile, a port of call for the slave trade, and birthplace of the poet’s grandmother. Amid echoes of racialized identity and issues of displacement, the poems in Castaway speak with a multiplicity of voices-from Ferñao Lopez (the island’s first exile) and Napoleon to that of a contemporary black woman. Castaway is simultaneously a song of discovery, an anthem of conquest, and a tortured lamentation of exiles.

Yvette Christiansë is Professor of Africana Studies and English Literature at Barnard College. Her collections include Imprendehora (published in South Africa by Kwela Books/Snail Press 2009) and Castaway (Duke University Press, 1999)

Yvette Christiansë is Professor of Africana Studies and English Literature at Barnard College. She is the author of Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics (Fordham University Press 2013). Her collections include Imprendehora (published in South Africa by Kwela Books/Snail Press 2009) and Castaway (Duke University Press, 1999). Her novel acclaimed first novel, Unconfessed, was published in the United States, South Africa, and The Netherlands (Other Press, 2006; Kwela Books, 2007; Querido, 2007). Break This Down: Africana Studies Chair Yvette Christiansë on the 400th anniversary of the American slave trade.

Last updated March 01, 2019. 12 December 1954 South Africa. Last updated March 01, 2019.

In Castaway Yvette Christiansë presents an epic yet fragmented poetic story set off the coast of Africa on the island of St. Helena: Napoleon Bonaparte’s final place of exile, a port of call for the slave trade, and birthplace of the poet’s grandmother. Amid echoes of racialized identity and issues of displacement, the poems in Castaway speak with a multiplicity of voices—from Ferñao Lopez (the island’s first exile) and Napoleon to that of a contemporary black woman. Castaway is simultaneously a song of discovery, an anthem of conquest, and a tortured lamentation of exiles and slaves. Instead of offering a linear narrative, Christiansë renders the poems as if they were emerging from the pages of imaginary books, documents now disrupted and scattered. An emperor’s point of view is juxtaposed with the perspectives of various explorers, sailors, and unknown slaves until finally they all open upon the book’s “castaway,” the authorial female voice that negotiates a way to write about love and desire after centuries of oppression and exploitation. Daring and sophisticated, Castaway challenges and captivates the reader with not only its lyrical richness and conceptual depth but also its implicit and haunting reflections on diaspora and postcolonialism. It will be highly regarded by readers and writers of poetry and will appeal to those engaged with issues of race, gender, exile, multiculturalism, colonialism, and history.