Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the imminent publication of Kan Zaman, a memoir in poetry and prose by Judith Mansour. Pre-order now for $15 and receive free shipping. Or meet the author at our book release event on November 5th at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights.
a native of Youngstown, Ohio, walks the minefield of grief and
nostalgia in her first full-length collection. Soot-covered porches from
the once-booming steel industry of the Mahoning Valley are the backdrop
for visceral, playful and devastating memories.
The title, Kan Zaman, is Arabic for "a long time ago" — often used to mean once upon a time or way back when. Apropos for this collection born of losing people Mansour loved and who shaped who she is.
Kan Zaman is an irresistible evocation of the Lebanese household she
grew up in. This magical book is both a love poem to her family and an
invitation for all of us to revisit our childhood, that paradise to
which we can only return through memory. Mansour’s writing, by turns
both sensual and hauntingly lyrical, is as welcoming as a warm kitchen on a winter night."
— George Bilgere
You may also pre-order Kan Zaman from our friends at Mac's Backs Books on Coventry in Cleveland Heights.