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Afro-Guyanese poet Saida Agostini talks about the themes of her work including black womenhood, queerness, the legacy of colonisation, and pleasure, and reads some of her poems.
Agostini’s first full poetry collection, Let the Dead In, was a finalist in the Center of African American Poetry and Poetics 2020 Book Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize It is an exploration of the mythologies that seek to subjugate Black bodies, the counter-stories that reject the subjugation and of how Black women harness the fantastic to craft their own road to freedom.
‘Agostini brings survival into light, brings strong black women alive and beautiful and wildly sexual’ Jan Beatty, author of The Body Wars
Here she talks to writer and commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.