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The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion

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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.

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Poetry
  • Published: Jun 01, 2014
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
  • Seller: Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
  • Print Length: 80 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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