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The Hammer

The Hammer

Adelaide Ivánova (author)


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  • Publisher: Commune Editions
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • Released: Apr 2, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781934639276


An outcry against millennia of rape and a serious attempt to imagine otherwise, The Hammer nails its bold proclamations to the forehead of a rape culture both literary and very real, writing through a thousand silences and shattering the false transparencies of the law. Beyond this and despite a universe of oppressions, Adelaide Ivánova also creates a space for real intimacy between lovers. A hammer is a weapon, she reminds us, but also a tool. You can tear it all down, and then build something. 

An outcry against millennia of rape and a serious attempt to imagine otherwise,

Adelaide Ivánova is a journalist, political activist, and community organizer, who works in poetry, photography, translation, and publishing. Her previous books include Autonomy and Polaróides.

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