2017/01/28

BOOK REVIEW:
EVEN THIS PAGE IS WHITE BY VIVEK SHRAYA

Title: Even This Page Is White
Author: Vivek Shraya
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 116
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This is a collection that explores skin, race, gender and the everyday struggles of being colored.


Review:
I find this a difficult book to review.

One one hand, I think this is a wildly important collection that deals with crucial issues in our society. The poems look both in and out, sometimes calmly, sometimes raging, and it's all done quite cleverly.

On the other hand, I found the style difficult to get into. It almost feels like it's meant to be read out loud by the author and because it's not, it loses something. Some poems are excellent, but I felt it lacked flow. Maybe it's meant to be that way, but for me, I found it difficult to interpret.

The book is very different from anything else I've read though and for that is worth checking out, and there are some poems in here that are truly moving.
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