how the first sparks became visible

Simone Atangana Bekono


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The Emma Press
21 January 2021
ISBN: 9781912915552
36 pages

From the publisher

A pamphlet of poems by Simone Atangana Bekono, translated from Dutch by David Colmer.

“My silhouette opened her mouth and said
‘I exist because your body exists
Cronus devouring his children
as bloodthirsty as Goya painted him
a body become unrecognisable
greedy and chaotic
not rooted in the earth’”