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Divida
by Monica Hand

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List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 100 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9781938584749
Imprint: Alice James Books
Publisher: Alice James Books
Parent Company: University of Maine at Farmington
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Book Description:
"DiVida: divided; DiVida: of life" The imaginary character who carries the name and sings her life is both DiVida and Sapphire, who sometimes replies to her musings, as one voice speaking for a universe of black women. Like syncopated masks, the voices of Hand’s book offer a new sense of double-consciousness. Her untimely death at the zenith of her career lends the last few poems, which anticipate death, a special fullness and poignancy." —Marilyn Nelson

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