Lisa Suhair Majaj’s Geographies of Light: the Lighted Landscape of Hope (Book Review)

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Vol: 11, Issue: 1

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Sazzad, Rehnuma
Lisa Suhair Majaj; poetry; book reviews; Palestinian-Americans; Ethics and Political Philosophy; Poetry; Political Economy; Political Theory; Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
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This is a review of the book, Geographies of Light: the Lighted Landscape of Hope, a collection of poetry by the Palestinian-American poet Lisa Suhair Majaj, published by Del Sol Press, Washington, D.C, 2009. “Reading Majaj,” the reviewer Rehnuma Sazzad states, “we surely realize that whatever differences of skin, colour, or map we may have, we are the neighbours of the stars by dint of inhabiting a tiny planet that has not yet stopped its orbit round its own star.” In her view, “The book presents a wonderful landscape, which is filled with the presence of light. The landscape spreads over different continents and establishes the poet’s belief and hope in humanity by building up an imaginative geography in which she feels at home.”