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Chloe Lim reviews a poetry collection of harsh realities and surreal possibilities

Written by Chloe Lim for Hong Kong Review of Books on Sunday, November 18, 2018

Klobah interrogates power structures that are historical and multi-layered, going beyond a simple Caribbean-American relationship. ‘Memoir of Repairs to the Colony’ for instance, highlights a defunct leper colony, ‘to insulate colonial guards, Spanish, then American’, on Isla de Cabras. This ailing community of the past is then paralleled with present-day Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in ‘Ricantations’, reminding us of the all-too-real difficulties faced by Puerto Ricans today.

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