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Jackie Kay - Life Mask - 9781852246914 - KEX0281266
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Life Mask

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Description for Life Mask Paperback. 8vo . Some light shelfwear otherwise a good copy.
Jackie Kay's Life Mask is about love, loss, secrets and mistaken identity. These searching poems reveal the many ways people hide from each other and from themselves. They show how appearances are deceptive, and how many faces we make up in one face. Unpeeling the mask, she confronts her own past and her fears: meeting her father for the first time in Nigeria and ending a long-term relationship. Masks are about masquerade, camouflage, trickery, hypocrisy and stealth. They connect with running away, with how we conceal our feelings and hide from the truth. Jackie Kay's Life Mask poems penetrate the ... Read more

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Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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About Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay was an adopted child of Scottish/Nigerian descent brought up by white parents in Glasgow. She is one of Britain’s best-known poets, appearing frequently on radio and TV programmes on poetry and culture. In 2007 Bloodaxe published Darling: New & Selected Poems, which included almost all of her four previous books of poetry from Bloodaxe, The Adoption Papers (1991), ... Read more

Reviews for Life Mask
Warm, tough, painful and often very funny poems.
Fleur Adcock
Sunday Times
Witty, risky, lyrical, teasing; rich, strong, socially questioning.
Ruth Padel

Goodreads reviews for Life Mask

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