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Book launch for ‘how the first sparks became visible’

This is the booklaunch for the Emma Press's newest poetry pamphlet: how the first sparks became visible by Simone Atangana Bekono, translated from Dutch by David Colmer. The event will be hosted by publisher Emma Wright, and it will feature a bilingual reading from Simone and David and a Q&A at the end

How the First Sparks Became Visible

You can order a copy of the book here, in print or ebook: theemmapress.com/shop/

The book's blurb: Simone Atangana Bekono's poems are vivid and arresting, with the feeling of letters or diary entries. In nine breath-taking streams of consciousness, the poet explores race, gender and sexuality, addressing the social stigmatization of race and gender and invoking empathy and human connection in a voice that is both confident and innovative.

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About the author(s)

Simone Atangana Bekono (1991) is a poet and graduated from Creative Writing Artez with her first poetry collected titled How the First Sparks Became Visible in 2016. She won the Poëziedebuutprijs Aan Zee for this collection in 2018. She participated in the 2016 Slow Writing Lab, the talent development programme...
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22 Jan