The Flirtation of Girls / Ghazal el-Banat by Sara Saleh

In stock


Product Details


A stunning collection from Sydney poet, human rights activist, community organiser, and refugee campaigner Sara M Saleh.

With her first full-length poetry collection, Sara M Saleh introduces us to the polychromatic lives of girls and women as they come into being amidst war, colonial and patriarchal violence, and exile and migration. This searing work interrogates and represents the complexity of Arab-Australian Muslim women’s identities as they negotiate an irresistible world full of music and family, grit and grief, love and loss.

Saleh’s poetry is not only an inherently political act, but a deeply personal one, charged with multilayered conversations and meditations amongst three generations of women in Sara’s family. Her poems dazzle with an incantatory force of spirit, survival and selfhood, proving without a doubt that Saleh is one of this country’s most compelling, contemporary poets.

Publisher: UQP
Published: 28 Nov 23
Format: Paperback, 96pp
ISBN: 9780702266287
Category: Poetry

You May Also Like

Secret Third Thing by Dan Hogan

Meaty Bones by KA Nelson

Meaty Bones by K A Nelson

A Passing On of Shells: 50 Fifty-Word Poems by Simon Lamb

Returning by Kirli Saunders