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Released 30th November, 2022 // 72 pages //  978-1-915079-46-6


In this collection, Robert Bal interrogates on-going and belated conditions he names “the imperial benign.” Protection is both a work of aftermath and an intense succession of colonial instants, scenes or sensations experienced in the United Kingdom, though processed (felt) elsewhere. With deep care, Bal marks the transposition between external forms of oppression and their internalization, tracking the fact of otherness, the poesis of cultural deletion, into the felt or bodily zone, the experience of being subaltern to “the culture of the kill” as it manifests at both macro and micro levels.


PRAISE for Protection: