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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Lost Arabs
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'Visceral and energetic, Omar Sakr’s poetry confronts notions of identity and belonging head-on. Braiding together sexuality and divinity, conflict and redemption, The Lost Arabs is a seething, urgent collection from a distinctive new voice.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Candy Royalle,

    gone too soon but never lost

                  &

    my brother, Mohammed,

    without whom I could not do what I do.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kansas City, Missouri,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Andrews McMeel Publishing ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: x, 98p.p.
      Note/s:
      •  20 February 2020

         

      ISBN: 9781524854010, 1524854018

Works about this Work

What I’m Reading Yves Rees , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
What I’m Reading Anders Villani , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
Prime Minister’s Literary Awards : The Yield and The Lost Arabs Throw Fragile Lines across Cultural and Linguistic Divides Jen Webb , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 10 December 2020;
Confessions of an Ironist Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 May 2020; (p. 18)

'These days, I find myself acutely aware of borders and boundaries. Everywhere, rigid lines have replaced permeable, flexible ones: the lines between nations and states, of course, but also those between ourselves and others.' (Introduction)

On Being, and Being In Between : Poetry and Arab and Muslim Identity in Australia Sara Saleh , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
Re-making Memories : The Poetry of Identity Simon-Peter Telford , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 23 no. 2 2019;

— Review of The Lost Arabs Omar Sakr , 2019 selected work poetry ; Palace of Memory Paul Hetherington , 2019 selected work poetry

'How are our identities, our sense of self, constructed? Is it the projection of others that paints who we are, or is it a construction of our own? Is it the labels we assign ourselves, or impose on others? Does it all boil down to memories? Poets Omar Sakr and Paul Hetherington attempt to explore their own memories, thoughts, labels, and identities in their latest individual releases.' (Introduction)

Confessions of an Ironist Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 May 2020; (p. 18)

'These days, I find myself acutely aware of borders and boundaries. Everywhere, rigid lines have replaced permeable, flexible ones: the lines between nations and states, of course, but also those between ourselves and others.' (Introduction)

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards : The Yield and The Lost Arabs Throw Fragile Lines across Cultural and Linguistic Divides Jen Webb , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 10 December 2020;
On Being, and Being In Between : Poetry and Arab and Muslim Identity in Australia Sara Saleh , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2019;
What I’m Reading Anders Villani , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
What I’m Reading Yves Rees , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin Online 2020;
Last amended 10 Dec 2020 10:22:16
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