Publisher: Commune Editions
Released: April 2, 2019
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.