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while they sleep

Audiobook

while they sleep (under the bed is another country) refuses to sweep up the shards of Hurricane Maria's aftermath. Written in dialogic fragments and intersped with prose poems reflecting on the lasting impact of colonial trauma, it is arranged around the two different discourses. The bed on which America sleeps, and which America has made, is built on the fear that the nations it has oppressed will rise up against it, a monstrous shadow in a child's nightmare. Written in English, while they sleep points to a imperialist American identity: the dormant body of the text. Answering in Spanish, under the bed is another country is the footnote, the monster under the bed, the colony: Puerto Rico.


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Publisher: Author's Republic Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781982769611
  • File size: 15603 KB
  • Release date: August 8, 2019
  • Duration: 00:32:30

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781982769611
  • File size: 15606 KB
  • Release date: August 8, 2019
  • Duration: 00:33:30
  • Number of parts: 1

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subjects

Fiction Poetry

Languages

English

while they sleep (under the bed is another country) refuses to sweep up the shards of Hurricane Maria's aftermath. Written in dialogic fragments and intersped with prose poems reflecting on the lasting impact of colonial trauma, it is arranged around the two different discourses. The bed on which America sleeps, and which America has made, is built on the fear that the nations it has oppressed will rise up against it, a monstrous shadow in a child's nightmare. Written in English, while they sleep points to a imperialist American identity: the dormant body of the text. Answering in Spanish, under the bed is another country is the footnote, the monster under the bed, the colony: Puerto Rico.


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