• Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick by Courtney Sina Meredith
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick is the debut poetry collection of Courtney Sina Meredith.

It isn't like an Island nipple nup
no breezing trees and caramel sand
no coconut truths spilling over woven fans
no plans of making love to the land.
- excerpt from 'No Motorbikes, No Golf'

Writer Robert Sullivan describes Meredith's work in his introduction to the collection:
Through her absorption of Berlin's high and low literary culture, her roots in the Auckland Samoan diaspora, and her familiarity with world Polynesian writing, she brings together an edgy singer's strength, wry insights, sensual material, beautiful shards, blood and breath, monsoons, and glistening water.
Meredith is a performer, poet, musician and playwright. Her poetry in Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick explores contemporary urban life with an underlying Pacific politique and an educated, politically aware and international voice.

"Courtney Sina Meredith's poetry sparkles with an eloquence and creativity that is both impressive and unique." - Natalia Fernandez, BBC Radio 4
 
HARDCOVER: 72 pages


Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick by Courtney Sina Meredith

  • Brand: Beatnik
  • Product Code: 9780473219987
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $25.00


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