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No country for eight-spot butterflies : a lyric essay / Julian Aguon.

Aguon, Julian, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781662601637
  • ISBN: 1662601638
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Astra House, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / by Arundhati Roy -- The properties of perpetual light -- Go with the moon -- No country for eight-spot butterflies -- My mother's bamboo bracelets : a handful of lessons on saving the world -- A handful of lessons on saving the world -- Sherman Alexie looked me dead in the eye once -- More right -- Birthday cakes mean birthdays -- Yugu means yoke -- A crowbar and a conch shell -- The gift Anne gave me -- Nirmal Hriday -- Mugo' -- The ocean within -- We have no need for scientists/59 we reach for you -- Reflections while driving -- Nikki and me -- Onion and garlic -- Fighting words -- Yeye tere -- Our father -- Gaosåli -- Curved sticks and cowry shells : a conversation between Julian Aguon & Desiree Taimanglo-Ventura.
Summary, etc.:
"No Country for Eight-Spotted Butterflies is a collection of soulful ruminations about love, loss, struggle, resilience and power. Part memoir, part manifesto, the book is both a coming-of-age story and a call for justice-for everyone but, in particular, for indigenous peoples-his own and others"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    *Starred Review* How do we stay human in a warming world? Aguon echoes this question by ecofeminist author Naomi Klein in this intimately moving collection of poetry and prose. A human rights lawyer and advocate for the peoples and environments of Oceania, Aguon issues a call to reject predatory capitalism and instead to build a new world rooted in reciprocity and mutual respect—for the earth and for each other. Drawing on the wisdom of his Chamorro ancestors, Aguon brings together nearly two dozen short pieces to create a constellation of quietly compelling moments. Whether admiring foraminifera, tiny stellate exoskeletons that accumulate on the beaches in Guam, or heeding his godfather's advice to go with the moon when casting nets for rabbitfish, Aguon's clear thinking and bright language illustrate the urgency of fighting global climate injustice. It's not all earnest appeals to appreciate nature's magic. Aguon also issues full-throated denunciations of Guam's ongoing militarization and elsewhere re-evaluates his teenage admiration for indigenous writer Sherman Alexie in light of #MeToo allegations. Aguon's clarity of focus and radical empathy are desperately necessary for imagining another world. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Aguon, Julian.
Chamorro (Micronesian people) > Guam > Biography.
Civil rights lawyers > Guam > Biography.
Chamorro (Micronesian people) > Guam > Social conditions.
Indigenous peoples > Social conditions.
Social justice.
Environmental justice.
Social Justice
Chamorro (Peuple de Micronésie) > Guam > Conditions sociales.
Justice sociale.
Justice environnementale.
Chamorro (Micronesian people)
Chamorro (Micronesian people) > Social conditions.
Civil rights lawyers.
Environmental justice.
Indigenous peoples > Social conditions.
Social justice.
Guam.
Genre: Biographies.
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