THE PROPERTIES OF PERPETUAL LIGHT
Memoir | Manifesto
Published by University of Guam Press
The Properties of Perpetual Light is a collection of soulful ruminations about love, loss, struggle, resilience, and power. Part memoir, part manifesto, the book is both a coming-of-age story and a call for justice—for everyone but in particular for indigenous peoples, Aguon's own and others. With bracing prose and bouts of poetry, Aguon weaves together stories from his childhood in the villages of Guam with searing political commentary about everything from nuclear weapons to climate change. Deftly deploying the feminist insight that the personal is political, Aguon culls from the light of his own life experiences, from losing his father to cancer to working for Mother Teresa to meeting Sherman Alexie in a Spokane bookstore, to illuminate a path out of the darkness.
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