The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion Kei Miller

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion

Author: Kei Miller
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Book Title
The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
Author
Kei Miller
ISBN
9781847772671
In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize--even to envy--a wholly different understanding of place, as he tries to map his way to the rastaman's eternal city of Zion. As the book unfolds the cartographer learns that, on this island of roads that "constrict like throats," every place-name comes freighted with history, and not every place that can be named can be found.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Kei MillerPublisher: Carcanet PressPublished: 05/30/2014ISBN: 9781847772671Pages: 80Weight: 0.20lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.20w x 0.30dAward: Dylan Thomas Prize - NomineeAward: Costa Book Awards - Nominee
In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize--even to envy--a wholly different understanding of place, as he tries to map his way to the rastaman's eternal city of Zion. As the book unfolds the cartographer learns that, on this island of roads that "constrict like throats," every place-name comes freighted with history, and not every place that can be named can be found.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kei Miller
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Published: 05/30/2014
ISBN: 9781847772671
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.20w x 0.30d
Award: Dylan Thomas Prize - Nominee
Award: Costa Book Awards - Nominee
In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognize--even to envy--a wholly different understanding of place, as he tries to map his way to the rastaman's eternal city of Zion. As the book unfolds the cartographer learns that, on this island of roads that "constrict like throats," every place-name comes freighted with history, and not every place that can be named can be found.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Kei Miller
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Published: 05/30/2014
ISBN: 9781847772671
Pages: 80
Weight: 0.20lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.20w x 0.30d
Award: Dylan Thomas Prize - Nominee
Award: Costa Book Awards - Nominee