Poetry after Guantanamo: M.I.A.

@article{Hutnyk2012PoetryAG,
  title={Poetry after Guantanamo: M.I.A.},
  author={John Hutnyk},
  journal={Social Identities},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={555 - 572}
}
The recent work of the Sri-Lankan-British musician and sonic ‘curator’ known as M.I.A. (real name: Mathangi Arulpragasam) is considered as a commentary on atrocity and read alongside the well known essay ‘The Storyteller’ by Walter Benjamin and comments on Auschwitz by Theodor Adorno. The storytelling here is updated for a contemporary context where global war impacts us all, more or less visibly, more, or less, acknowledged. It is argued that the controversy over M.I.A.'s Romain Gavras video… Expand
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