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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / African American & Black
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • eBook ISBN:9780615782652

Deciphering Gibberish

A Fractured Concept

by Shihan Van Clief

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Deciphering Gibberish is a collection of poetry, prose and stories about the random nature of life as a full time Human/Artist.
With a career spanning more than 18 years, Shihan has gradually cultivated an emotional writing style. Not everyone will know what it is to be Young, Black, Father, Husband, from New York but, everyone knows what it's like to feel love, pain and happiness. We can relate to the emotions of life easier than the adjectives of one's life. Deciphering Gibberish is best described as an intimate collection of his life's emotional observations masquerading as poetry. Emotionally charged, Deciphering Gibberish is an essential tool in the understanding of the human experience. This is Shihan's open letter to the consciousness of our collective experience letting us know we are all closer connected than we are made to believe we are.
About the author
Father, husband, activist and Poet, Shihan is the 1st Poet to have a poem named 'Download of the Week' on iTunes; this National Poetry Slam Champion and 3X National Poetry Slam Finalist has been featured on a variety of media outlets including 7 appearances on 6 seasons of HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, NBC, Oxygen Network, Current TV, Nike Battlegrounds, Reebok, Adidas, NBA, CNN, Artisan Films Belly DVD, Complex and Billboard Magazine, several national commercial spots, 5 National Tours including the Tony Award Winning Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam International Tour and 2 Spoken Word documentaries, SP!T and the sequel to 1997's cult doc Slam Nation, Slam Planet. Shihan is the current voice for The Sprite Street Mix, a radio program broadcasted in over 13 countries in Africa. Author of one book and five albums, Shihan's abilities to transcend cultural and generational boundaries have made him a much sought after talent.