Manorism

Manorism

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Synopsis

In poems exploring family, survival, generational trauma and the complexities of belonging, Manorism is an examination of the lives of Black British men and boys. At the heart of the book is the ongoing pressure of code-switching - changing one's behaviour and language to suit radically different cultural contexts and environments. The violence of artists such as Caravaggio in 17th-century Rome, and modern-day commentary by the likes of David Starkey, provide a lens for considering differences of impunity afforded to white and Black people. Snippets of Yoruba interweave with English, and a moving final sequence, part poetry, part play-script, charts the dramatic reconciliations surrounding a death in the family. The result is a thrillingly original book that charts the vulnerabilities and rich nuances of Black masculinity in Britain.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141998572
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 200g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 15mm