June 10, 2023


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Book Review: We Are What We Are by Lopamudra Banerjee and Priscilla Rice

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Poet and critic Gopal Lahiri reviews Lopamudra Banerjee and Priscilla Rice’s We Are What We Are (Black Eagle Books, July 2022) and calls it a journey of self-discovery.

  • ISBN:978-93-88008-42-6
  • Publisher: Black Eagle Books, US/India
  • Price- INR-295/-/$15

Poetry has an architecture of its own and adorns the poetic landscape with a new thing. In ‘We Are What We Are’– Primal Songs of Ethnicity, Gender and Identity’- the two poets Lopamudra Banerjee and Priscilla Rice excavate the personal memory and diasporic journey where the rhythms of lines possess a fluid continuity, like songs, akin to the forces of resistance. Both are diaspora and feminist poets- Lopamudra from India and Priscilla from Mexico- and now they reside in Texas, US.

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