By (author) Moniza Alvi
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Split World by Moniza Alvi
Book DescriptionMoniza Alvi left Pakistan for England when a few months old. In her early work, she drew on real and imagined homelands in poems which are 'vivid, witty and imbued with unexpected and delicious glimpses of the surreal - this poet's third country' (Maura Dooley). Her less autobiographical later books are concerned not only with divisions between East and West but also with the interplay between inner and outer worlds, imagination and reality, physical and spiritual. "Split World" is published at the same time as Moniza Alvi's latest collection, "Europa", and includes poems from five previous collection: "The Country at My Shoulder" (1993), "A Bowl of Warm Air" (1996), "Carrying My Wife" (2000), "Souls" (2002) and "How the Stone Found Its Voice" (2005).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852248024
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publish Date: 10-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Moniza Alvi
At the Time of Partition, Paperback (November 2013)
This book-length poem by a leading British poet (born in Pakistan) is set at the time of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, weaving a deeply personal story of fortitude and courage. Thousands of people were killed in civil unrest and millions displaced at the time of partition, with families later split between the two countries.
Homesick for the Earth, Paperback (November 2011)
Bilingual French-English edition of poems by Jules Supervielle with English versions by Moniza Alvi.
Europa, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Moniza Alvi
Features poems relating to ancient and modern traumas, including enforced exile, alienation, rape and 'honour killing'. This work also includes poems that explore post-traumatic stress disorder, and further versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle with their Second World War background.
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Author Biography - Moniza Alvi
Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. After working for many years as a secondary school teacher, she is now a freelance writer and tutor, and lives in London. Her latest books are Europa (2008), a Poetry Book Society Choice which has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, and Split World: Poems 1990-2005 (2008), which includes poems from her five previous collections, The Country at My Shoulder (1993), A Bowl of Warm Air (1996), Carrying My Wife (2000), Souls (2002) and How the Stone Found Its Voice (2005). The Country at My Shoulder was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Whitbread poetry prizes, and Carrying My Wife was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 2002.
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