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Unsafe by Karen McCarthy-Woolf

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The third collection from firebrand poet, essayist, and editor Karen McCarthy Woolf whose volumes Bittersweet and Kin introduced a generation of readers to Black British Poets in the Nineties

'A true writer. Vulnerable, hilarious and wise' WARSAN SHIRE

A disenchanted walk on foot through the afterlives of colonialism, Unsafe illuminates the effects of gentrification on those who live at its sharp end. The book is situated in the midst of a reckoning with the colonial past that has shaped the UK and its ally the US, Unsafe pulls us into the processes of gentrification, police brutality and class division with an immediacy that makes them impossible to ignore.

A moving, critical and fiercely intelligent epic weaving together poetry, documentary and images, Unsafe is a testimony to the remaining spaces we can call free, an interrogation of what it means to be a citizen – and a rallying cry for minoritized people everywhere.

Bloomsbury Poetry



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