AT SEA is a collection that ― at times introspective and confessional, at times perceptively aimed outward, toward a vertiginous world ― sails the pathway between trauma and healing. Readers are taken aboard into a microcosm where wonder meets waterlogged torment and self-harm; where grief, euphoria and longing coexist; where womanhood is as joyful and dizzying an experience as it is searing; where peeling the layers of cultural identity is like plunging into the most opaque and briny deep. While the act of remembering has solitary, melancholy tinges, Aïcha Martine Thiam’s pen never wavers, nor does it stray far from the impulse to bear witness, to do justice, and to connect with kindred souls.
About the Author
Aïcha Martine Thiam is a trilingual and multicultural writer, musician and artist who goes where the waves take her. She might have been a kraken in a past life. She's an Editor at Reckoning, Editor-in-Chief, Producer and Creative Director of The Nasiona, and has been nominated for Best of the Net, The Best Small Fictions and The Pushcart Prize. Her collection AT SEA was shortlisted for the 2019 Kingdoms in the Wild Poetry Prize. @Maelllstrom/www.amartine.com.