✅ Surge PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jay Bernard – Varunahuja.live

✅ Surge  PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Jay Bernard – Varunahuja.live
  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Surge
  • Jay Bernard
  • 27 April 2019
  • 9781784742614

Surge Shortlisted For Forward Prize For Best First Collection Winner Of The Ted Hughes Award For New Work In Poetry Jay Bernard S Extraordinary Debut Is A Fearlessly Original Exploration Of The Black British Archive An Enquiry Into The New Cross Fire Of , A House Fire At A Birthday Party In South London In Which Thirteen Young Black People Were KilledDubbed The New Cross Massacre , The Fire Was Initially Believed To Be A Racist Attack, And The Indifference With Which The Tragedy Was Met By The State Triggered A New Era Of Race Relations In BritainTracing A Line From New Cross To The Towers Of Blood Of The Grenfell Fire, This Urgent Collection Speaks With, In And Of The Voices Of The Past, Brought Back By The Incantation Of Dancehall Rhythms And The Music Of Jamaican Patois, To Form A Living Presence In The Absence Of JusticeA Ground Breaking Work Of Excavation, Memory And Activism Both Political And Personal, Witness And Documentary Surge Shines A Much Needed Light On An Unacknowledged Chapter In British History, One That Powerfully Resonates In Our Present Moment


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10 thoughts on “Surge

  1. says:

    The question of how we should memorialize victims of injustice, those who ve been forgotten or those whose stories can t ever be known is a difficult one Jay Bernard writes a powerful introduction to their book of poetry Surge explaining how they conducted research into the 1981 New Cross Fire which was also called the New Cross Massacre and claimed the lives of 13 young people Many believed this was a racist attack and the reverberations of this unresolved case are still felt today especially when there are eerily familiar new cases such as the Grenfell Tower fire Bernard s poems poignantly embody the spirit and voice of people involved in these incidents including family members in mourning, bystanders, protesters and even the victims themselves.Some poems reflect on Bernard s own personal experience to discuss issues to do with gender, sexuality, national and racial identity because, as the author states, Many questions emerged not only about memory and history, but about my place in Britain as a queer black person This opened out into a final sense of coherence I am from here, I am specific to this place, I am haunted by this history but I also haunt it back What forms over this book s journey is a communion and convergence of voices who rightfully insist upon a presence in the nation s collective memory These poems are artfully infused with a political urgency, sensitively consider the weight of history and punch through the past into the present day Read my full review of Surge by Jay Bernard on LonesomeReader

  2. says:

    Beautiful work that follows the death of 13 black teenagers in New Cross in 1981 and leads up to the political situation in the present day Poems are a diverse and interesting, lyrical and profound, and they work together really well.

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