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After All We Have Travelled

Estruch, Sarala
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Nine Arches Press
Published: January 26, 2023
ISBN: 9781913437527
72 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


After All We Have Travelled, the debut poetry collection by Sarala Estruch, is a distinctive journey across time, continents and cultures, through memory and generations of family history, exploring the long legacies of empire and its personal and political effects. It is a story of intergenerational trauma, grief and disconnection, but it is also a story of the enduring power of love, of connection, and of embarking into motherhood.

Combining elements of memoir, biography, and fiction with formal and experimental poetry, Estruch’s work explores the losses incurred by forbidden interracial and intercultural marriage, and is a potent reclamation of voice, story, and mixed-race identity. An important, compelling collection, it asks: What or who is family? What or where is home? And like the modern rose – a hybrid species with origins spanning the globe – to where do we return?

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