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Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter (Volume 80) (Sun Tracks)

This book is about Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner
In "Iep Jaltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter," Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a Marshallese poet and activist, weaves a powerful narrative that confronts the harsh realities of colonialism, environmental degradation, and racial injustice. Published on February 14, 2017, this groundbreaking volume marks the first collection of poetry by a Marshallese author, bringing an essential new voice to the forefront of global discourse. Through her poignant verses, Jetnil-Kijiner captures the struggle of her people against the rising seas threatening the Marshall Islands, a poignant symbol of the broader fight against climate change and the lingering scars of American nuclear testing. Her poetry, likened to the intricate weaving of a traditional basket, intertwines the resilience of Marshallese culture with her personal and diasporic experiences, crafting a compelling call to action for justice and change. Ideal for high school students, this book not only educates but also inspires activism within the realms of environmental justice, indigenous rights, and racial equity. "Iep Jaltok" challenges readers to engage with these pressing issues, fostering a deeper understanding and commitment to social justice.
Published by University of Arizona Press on February 14, 2017
90 pages
ISBN: 9780816534029
Best for readers in High School
This book provides valuable insights into Environmental JusticeIndigenous Rights, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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