ALISOUN SINGS by Caroline Bergvall
133 x 184mm, 120 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2019
A fast-paced monologue written in a lively mashup of Englishes by an internationally known, award- winning writer and artist.
Alisoun Sings finds its starting-point with Chaucer’s iconic, proto-feminist Wife of Bath. Her forceful voice leads the way across narratives of gender, and addresses the brutality of social conventions with caustic humor. This labyrinthine text navigates love and protest in landscapes impacted by global warming, systemic violence and solar eclipses. Bergvall continues her previous work creating texts that rest on transhistoric forms of English, beyond its dominance as a global lingua franca, and places her quest in the intersections and migrations of stories and languages.