UpSet Press has restored to print Suheir Hammad’s first book of poems, Born Palestinian, Born Black, originally published by Harlem River Press in 1996. The new edition is augmented with a new author’s preface, and new poems, under the heading,
The Gaza Suite, as well as a new publisher’s note by Zohra Saed, an introduction by buy cialis Marco Villalobos, and an afterword by Kazim Ali.
“It’s lucky for us to have this new edition of Born Palestinian, Born Black, Suheir’s first book, published more than ten years ago. In the decade since, Hammad has achieved an international reputation as a poet. These poems are the groundswell from which her future work and political commitment springs. Like June
Jordan, like Mahmoud Darwish, it is the passion and penchant for lyricism that is the true engine of these poems…” – Kazim Ali, The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions)
Authors Website: suheirhammad.com