Adam – Gboyega Odubanjo

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The debut collection of poetry by Gboyega Odubanjo.

‘On 21 September 2001, the torso of a black boy was discovered in the River Thames, near Tower Bridge in central London, clothed only in an orange pair of girls’ shorts. Given the name “Adam” by police officers, the unidentified boy was between four and eight years old.

What comes next cannot without a story of water and offering. The sun shines and we gather because the river allows it. Na from clap dem dey enter dance.

We enter with, and as, Adam.’ – Gboyega Odubanjo

Haunted by the discovery of the remains of a young Black boy in the River Thames in London, 2001, Gboyega Odubanjo’s Adam builds from the Genesis myth and from Yoruba culture to examine with an unflinching eye the disappearance of a child and its implication for all Black lives, and for the society in which we live.

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Dimensions 20.4 × 15.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

64

Language

English

Dewey

821.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K