Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. First edition. Paperback. 111pp. Octavo [22.8 cm]. Illustrated taupe wraps. New. Item #59873
Hard Damage works to relentlessly interrogate the self and its shortcomings. In lyric and documentary poems and essayistic fragments, Aria Aber explores the historical and personal implications of Afghan American relations. Drawing on material dating back to the 1950s, she considers the consequences of these relations—in particular the funding of the Afghan mujahedeen, which led to the Taliban and modern-day Islamic terrorism—for her family and the world at large.