a broad range of human experience and concerns, Redemption
Rain invites the reader into its profound epiphanies
through patient revisitation and introspection. Rahim’s
voice weaves the explosive power of her lively Trinidadian
Creole with the searching intensity of one given to
appreciating memory’s redemptive light. This is a book about
the necessary and the unexpected; about costly arrival in
the sacred spaces of realization and recognition. Always the
impulse is to praise. Hers is a voice that does not shrill
but invests in the finer sensibilities of justice, beauty,
love, and community to bring out her poetic truth.
"Rahim's ability to handle [profound subjects] is admirable and she writes with respect and an unflinching eye for the issues at hand.
—Erika Jeffers, Wasafiri Literary Magazine
"Jennifer Rahim is a poet whose work allows us to feel the vastness and reach of the Caribbean. . . Her authority is rooted in her attentiveness, and her good mannerly humour emphasizes the unflinching honesty with which she engages the toughness and vulnerability of the world."
"Redemption Rain provides a tenderly perceptive yet penetratingly measured depiction of the contemplative’s path on which spirituality, history, culture, and ecology congregate in unambiguous communal celebration. . . Here then is a poetry that speaks directly to our sense of human belonging, our recognition of smallness within vastness, our experiential encounters with love and loss."
—S Rose-Ann Walker, The University of Trinidad and Tobago
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-70-5
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Publication Date: May 2011
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