Humanimal: A Project for Future Children

Humanimal: A Project for Future Children

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by Bhanu Kapil
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0932716709

ISBN-13: 9780932716705

Pub. Date: 07/01/2009

Publisher: Kelsey Street Press


Poetry. Cross-Genre. Asian American Studies. In this new prose document, Bhanu Kapil follows a film crew to the Bengal jungle to re-encounter the true account of two girls found living with wolves in 1921. Taking as its source text the diary of the missionary who strove to rehabilitate these orphans—through language instruction and forcible correction of

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Poetry. Cross-Genre. Asian American Studies. In this new prose document, Bhanu Kapil follows a film crew to the Bengal jungle to re-encounter the true account of two girls found living with wolves in 1921. Taking as its source text the diary of the missionary who strove to rehabilitate these orphans—through language instruction and forcible correction of supinated limbs—HUMANIMAL functions as a healing mutation for three bodies and a companion poiesis for future physiologies. Through wolfgirls Kamala and Amala, there is a grafting: what scars down into the feral opens out also into the fierce, into a remembrance of Kapil's father. The humanimal text becomes one in which personal and postcolonial histories cross a wilderness to form supported metabiology. "Lucidly, holographically, your heart pulsed in the air next to your body; then my eyes clicked the photo into place. Future child, in the time you lived in, your arms always itched and flaked. To write this, the memoir of your body, I slip my arms into the sleeves of your shirt. I slip my arms into yours, to become four-limbed."

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ISBN-13:
9780932716705
Publisher:
Kelsey Street Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
71
Sales rank:
641,499
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Humanimal: A Project for Future Children 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such incredible perspective and so beautifully written. I'm now on a mission to read everything this wonderfully talented poetess writes. She's a goddess.