A TRUE AND EXACT HISTORY by Sonia Farmer

A TRUE AND EXACT HISTORY by Sonia Farmer

550.00

Artist book letterpress-printed and collected into a handmade clamshell box
5.5" x 13" 
Edition of 25
Poinciana Paper Press, 2018

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This award-winning artist book and accompanying script is an erasure of Richard Ligon's "A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes" (1657). Using the language, imagery, and thematic drives at the core of this text to disrupt the teleology of colonial Caribbean history, these unbound poetic fragments scattered among a shifting landscape simultaneously re-create and resist narrative as a device of cohesive history, ultimately calling into question what it means to write “a true and exact history” of anything.