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- DescriptionJoin Robert Minhinnick is on a journey across a radioactive planet. Researching the use of depleted uranium in modern weapons, the writer follows a deadly trail from the uranium mines of the USA into Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Here, he is led into the temples of a deserted Babylon and to what his guides insist is the site of the Tower of Babel, and to the horrors of Iraqi society in the years after the first Gulf War. Interspersed with these 'radioactive writings', which seem part documentary, part dream, are essays on a host of different places. Minhinnick pursues Dante through Florence, sees the world through the eyes of Mr Ogmore from 'Under Milk Wood', and searches for a poem given to him by a murdered schoolgirl. The contemporary world is simultaneously familiar and bizarre, yet when Minhinnick is 'back' in his native Wales, its coastline and valleys are as extraordinary as anything encountered in a Babel that might be myth or alarmingly real.
- Author BiographyRobert Minhinnick is an acclaimed poet and editor of Poetry Wales magazine. He is a freelance writer and also works for the environmental organisation, Sustainable Wales.
- PrizesWinner of Wales Book of the Year: English Language Award 2006.
- Author(s)Robert Minhinnick
- PublisherPoetry Wales Press
- Date of Publication28/10/2005
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationBridgend
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight227 g
- Width135 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine15 mm
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