The Hammer

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Pub Date: 04/30/2019

Pages: 128

Trim: 9 x 6

Publisher: AK Press

Imprint: Commune Editions

ISBN 13: 9781934639276

ISBN 10: 1934639273

Price: / $23.99 CAN$18.00

Category: POETRY / Women Authors

The Hammer

By Adelaide Ivánova, Chris Daniels

Price: $18.00



About the Book

The Hammer nails its bold proclamations to the forehead of a rape culture both literary and very real, writing through a thousand silences and shattering the false transparencies of the law. Beyond this and despite a universe of oppressions, Adelaide Ivánova also manages to create a space for real intimacy between lovers. A hammer is a weapon, she reminds us, but also a tool. You can tear it all down and then build something.

About the Book

The Hammer is both weapon and tool, an outcry against millennia of rape and a serious attempt to imagine otherwise.


Adelaide Ivánova was born in 1982 in Recife, Brazil. She is a journalist, political activist, and community organizer, moving among poetry, photography, translation, and publishing. Her first two books are autonomy (2014) and Polaróides (2014). Her writing, translations, and photographs have been published widely in journals such a i-D, The Huffington Post, Vogue, and Marie Claire. She edits the anarcha-feminist zine “MAIS PORNÔ, PVFR!” and tries to work as little as possible. She lives between Cologne and Berlin.

Chris Daniels is a feral translator of global Lusophone poetry.