Alfabet/Alphabet

Category: Book
By (author): de Meijer, Sadiqa
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / General
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Women Authors
Publisher: Palimpsest Press
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 100
Size: 7.00in x 4.30in x 0.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Literary Nonfiction. ALFABET/ALPHABET is the record of Sadiqa de Meijer's transition from speaking Dutch to English. Exploring questions of identity, landscape, family, and translation, the essays navigate the shifting cultural currents of language by using an eclectic approach to storytelling. As such, fellow linguistic migrants to anglophone Canada will recognize elements of their experience in ALFABET/ALPHABET, while lifelong English speakers will perceive their mother tongue in a new light.

From The Publisher*

alfabet / alphabet is the record of Sadiqa de Meijer?s transition from speaking Dutch to English. Exploring questions of identity, landscape, family, and translation, the essays navigate the shifting cultural currents of language by using an eclectic approach to storytelling. As such, fellow linguistic migrants to anglophone Canada will recognize elements of their experience in alfabet / alphabet, while lifelong English speakers will perceive their mother tongue in a new light. 

Biographical Note

Sadiqa de Meijer is the author of the poetry collections Leaving Howe Island and The Outer Wards. Her work has won the CBC Poetry Prize and Arc's Poem of the Year Contest, and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She lives with her family in Kingston, Ontario.