poetry, paper 24 pp.ISBN 0-87376-070-0
"Pan/Ama is a visualized strangeness and a blood ritual. Nuala Archer revives memory from precise sensations of an exile that shifts between the history of a person and the long history of political domination. I can think of few other poets whose work is this original."
"It is a quiet early afternoon in Panama … The fragrance of gardenias, bougainvillea, hibiscus, firecracker and ylang-ylang saturates the surroundings. Cockroaches peacefully inhabit rice, barley, sugar and coffee bins."