The Good Arabs (Paperback)

The Good Arabs By Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch Cover Image

The Good Arabs (Paperback)


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Swinging from post-explosion Beirut to a Montreal balcony in summer, the verse and prose poems in The Good Arabs ground the reader in place, language, and the body. Peeling and rinsing radishes. Dancing as a pre-teen to Nancy Ajram. Being drenched in stares on the city bus. The collection is an interlocking and rich offering of the speaker's communities, geographical surroundings both expansive and precise, and family both biological and chosen.

The Good Arabs gifts the reader with insight into cycles and repetition in ourselves and our broken nations. This genre-defying collection maps Arab and trans identity through the immensity of experience felt in one body, the sorrow of citizens let down by their countries, and the garbage crisis in Lebanon. Ultimately, it shows how we might love amid dismay, adore the pungent and the ugly, and exist in our multiplicity across spaces.

Product Details ISBN: 9781999058890
ISBN-10: 1999058895
Publisher: Metonymy Press
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 120
Language: Arabic