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With back reviews by Lyndon Davies and Jennifer K. Dick, extracts below:
“For this half-Croatian, half-Algerian poet, belonging is an improvisation, a remix of a mix from an uncertain original master, something glimpsed through the multilingual fluttering of phonemes, or the compelling particularities of a musical form or a dance. Shaped from three very different languages and cultures the poems of Knitting drum machines for exiled tongues shimmer with the interwoven colours of saying and the fragile materialities of silence and of loss.” (Lyndon Davies)
“Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani brilliantly raises the old sword of the bard battling both the silences within herself and which plague us all - the "mutisms" at the "edges", our own wilderness being contained. This book is a must have as we emerge from our locked down, muted experiences of Covid existences to find others and speak once more in all of our multiple tongues.” (Jennifer K. Dick)
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"Reveries about language" Bolfek-Radovani, Jasmina (Mina Ray), Reveries about language / Rêveries autour de la langue / Sanjarenje of jeziku, printed for Language Acts and World Making under the imprint of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King’s College London (ISBN: 978-1-897747-36-0), 2019. Photography: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani.