Colleena-Sue: The Knife Thrower’s Daughter
Many children grow up happily in the circus but what if the act itself is intrinsically violent and you the child are its target? Where does exploitation begin and what are the long term effects?
Extract from The Knife Thrower’s Daughter:
Afterwards, eyes brilliant with victory, the smell
of her sweat rank as a breakfast kidney, she’d smile
for the camera, trail fingers thorough my curls.