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Sacrament of Bodies

Sacrament of Bodies

by Romeo Oriogun
Sacrament of Bodies

Sacrament of Bodies

by Romeo Oriogun

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2021 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist 

In this groundbreaking collection of poems, Sacrament of Bodies, Romeo Oriogun fearlessly interrogates how a queer man in Nigeria can heal in a society where everything is designed to prevent such restoration. With honesty, precision, tenderness of detail, and a light touch, Oriogun explores grief and how the body finds survival through migration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496220967
Publisher: Nebraska
Publication date: 03/01/2020
Series: African Poetry Book
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 90
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Romeo Oriogun was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the author of the chapbooks Burnt Men, The Origin of Butterflies, and Museum of Silence. He was the winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Prize and has received fellowships from Harvard University’s English Department, the IIE-Artist Protection Fund, Oregon Institute for Creative Research, and the Hutchins Institute of African and African American Research. He lives in Iowa, where he is an MFA candidate for poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Table of Contents

Before Your Mama Knew Us as Light    
The Ritual of Giving a Body Its Name    
Cathedral of a Broken Body    
Saddest Night Alive    
Elegy for a Burnt Friend    
Coming Out    
How to Survive the Fire    
At Udi    
The Guilt of Exile    
To the Man Who Mocked My Scared Body    
Pink Club    
Before You Leave    
The Birthday    
A Viral Picture    
Satan Be Gone    
What We Do Not Want    
The Lost Chapter of the Bible Written After God Stopped Receiving the Smoke of Burnt Flesh    
The Queer Boy Remembers Colonization    
Sacrament of Bodies    
I Do Not Want My Body to Fly    
My Body Is No Miracle    
My Tinder Date Speak of Fruits    
A Reversed Epithalamium or What Didn’t See the Light    
Heaven Is a Back Alley without God    
Battle of the Rams    
Finding Home    
What the World Won’t Show Us    
On Forgetting    
Everything Must Die    
On the 23rd Death Anniversary of My Father    
Prelude to Freedom    
Sermon of Pain    
Meeting My Mother through Death    
After a Blackout    

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