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    A beautiful exploration of overcoming, resilience and the importance of connection and friendship.


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this is not about sadness In This Is Not About Sadness, An Unlikely Friendship Between Two Complex And Traumatised London Based Women, One An Older Jamaican, The Other A Young South African, Is Explored Through Each Character S Use Of Specific Language To Relate To Space, Memory And Silence The Lyrical Dual Narration Allows Vernacular Language To Shape The Structure And Flow, Echoing Call And Response Modes Familiar To International Storytelling Traditions.The Novel Follows Pensioner Mrs Thompson S And Young Activist Tebo S Developing Friendship And The Problems That Arise Due To Their Different Views On Political Issues Their Conflictive Personalities Make For An Unusual Pair And Both Carry Unspoken Trauma When Tebo Cries One Day To Offer Empathy For Mrs Thompson S Pain, The Silence Is Broken Their Bond Is Sealed Through The Acknowledgment Of The Other S Pain, The Personal Histories Arrive In A Space Where Understanding Difference Creates Possibility For Healing And Alliance.

  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • this is not about sadness
  • Olumide Popoola
  • English
  • 18 December 2018
  • 9783897716025

About the Author: Olumide Popoola

London based Nigerian German Olumide Popoola is a writer, speaker and performer Her publications include essays, poetry, the novella this is not about sadness Unrast, 2010 , the play text Also by Mail edition assemblage, 2013 , the short collection breach, which she co authored with Annie Holmes Peirene Press, 2016 , as well as recordings in collaboration with musicians In 2004 she won the Ma