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Bhanu Kapil: Hybridity and Disembodiment: Ploughshares

Bhanu Kapil is a British-Indian writer concerned with migration, transformation, loss, and the hybrid text. In her slim, subversive books she considers bodies “at the limit of their particular life,” and the embodied prose she fashions to depict them are strange, broken, and revelatory. This is the case with SchizophreneBan en Banlieue and Humanimal, A Project for Future Children, three books that capture the frenetic experience of bodies on the cusp of change by allowing compression, repetition, and rupture to move and shape the text.

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Sue Rainsford