ARE YOU BORG NOW? BY SAID SHAIYE

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This came on my Facebook feed which I rarely keep up with so might as well share it, I’ll also plug it to my virtual bookshelf.
(Before you read further — a request: it’s my dream to get this book into every Somali high school, middle school, and teacher’s hands.
“You gotta find reflections of yourself however you can to survive this country,” writes Said Shaiye in this innovative AF (Afrofuturist) memoir. Are You Borg Now cyphers with trauma through a poetics of refusal via hard and beautiful language. Finding vigor in Islam and mirrors in Star Trek: Voyager, Shaiye shifts achingly between memory and improvisation. This is a serious debut.
—Douglas Kearney, Author of Sho


Are You Borg now? heralds the arrival of a bold and important voice. Shaiye’s deeply personal self-interrogation blurs genre and form to examine how intersections between culture, race, class, gender and nationality shape one’s identity. Vulnerable, affecting, humorous and haunting, so often I clutched my chest and nodded in agreement to Shaiye’s keen observations. The reflections collected in these pages will benefit all who read this book.

-Donald Quist, Author of Harbors & For Other Ghosts
 

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I find it funny that I'm somehow connected to this cause my bro the other day had me outside at the park on his Playstation VR we was definitely some borgs then
 
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