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REVIEW Migritude õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Shailja Patel READ & DOWNLOAD Migritude An achingly beautiful portrait of women's lives and migrant journeys undertaken under the boot print of Empire Patel who was born in Kenya and educated in England and the US honed her poetic skills in performances of this work that have received standing ovations throughout Europe Afr Perhaps in the end this is why one is a poet So that once in a lifetime one can say the right words to the right person I have always felt a deep personal connection to poetry so than I feel when reading other types of written work There is something so raw powerful and emotional in the way that poetry speaks to the reader But Migritude hits in a different way than any other book of poetry that I have read before While it is not comprised entirely of poetry the way in which Shailja Patel writes even her prose has a poetic uality to it it reads differently than a typical narrative with a sing song lilt as opposed to straight words on a page Migritude is one of the most difficult collections that I have ever read It is mesmerizing hallowing and forceful Patel is able to craft a narrative through prose letters and vignettes that detail the strength in womanhood as she travels between countries and cultures her writing fueled by her rage at the injustices that sweep the nations around her Migritude is poetry as a documentary a first hand account of what it means to be displaced in one s home in one s body and in one s life Migritude is Patel s personal experiences through growing up and moving from place to place and seeing the impact that war and colonialism has on these different homes of hers This is the documentation of the horrors that she and the woman around her have faced and a way to break the silence on rape war violence indignation and violation that plague her people While these tragedies deeply affect Patel she does not shy away from them instead addressing them as a poignant reminder of the injustices that she has faced She writes in Migritude History buried becomes history repeated A whole generation of Africans have been denied the truth of their own history and so we do not really know ourselves or our countries Reclaiming those erased or hidden histories is vital political and creative work and is central to my purpose as a writer Patel documents these stories no matter how hard they may be to face so that these events that are so close to her heart are not forgotten so that the injustices that she has seen will perhaps not be repeated if they are immortalized within the pages of her book and scripts This is Patel s written documentation of the diasporic journeys that she has lived through as a woman poet migrant and performer and she guides readers on her on journey of survival through it all Migritude is a narrative that can be enjoyed by all readers but it will be particularly powerful for those who have lived through injustices of their own Read this book if you are looking for a novel that will haunt you long after you ve finished the last pages Patel shares the shameful stories of an empire s past in a way that makes the reader understand what it means to live through pain but still find the beauty within life Migritude is creative beautiful powerful and honest showcasing the worst sides of humanity as Patel gives her people and herself a voice Řídících Márinka Řídících Márinka #3 undertaken かくれんぼハニー under the boot print of Empire Patel who was born in Kenya and educated in England and the US honed her poetic skills in performances of this work that have received standing ovations throughout Europe Afr Perhaps in the end this is why one is a poet So that once in a lifetime one can say the right words to the right person I have always felt a deep personal connection to poetry so than I feel when reading other types of written work There is something so raw powerful and emotional in the way that poetry speaks to the reader But Migritude hits in a different way than any other book of poetry that I have read before While it is not comprised entirely of poetry the way in which Shailja Patel writes even her prose has a poetic Labor's Giant Step Twenty Years of the C I O uality to it it reads differently than a typical narrative with a sing song lilt as opposed to straight words on a page Migritude is one of the most difficult collections that I have ever read It is mesmerizing hallowing and forceful Patel is able to craft a narrative through prose letters and vignettes that detail the strength in womanhood as she travels between countries and cultures her writing fueled by her rage at the injustices that sweep the nations around her Migritude is poetry as a documentary a first hand account of what it means to be displaced in one s home in one s body and in one s life Migritude is Patel s personal experiences through growing Labor's Giant Step Twenty Years of the C I O up and moving from place to place and seeing the impact that war and colonialism has on these different homes of hers This is the documentation of the horrors that she and the woman around her have faced and a way to break the silence on rape war violence indignation and violation that plague her people While these tragedies deeply affect Patel she does not shy away from them instead addressing them as a poignant reminder of the injustices that she has faced She writes in Migritude History buried becomes history repeated A whole generation of Africans have been denied the truth of their own history and so we do not really know ourselves or our countries Reclaiming those erased or hidden histories is vital political and creative work and is central to my purpose as a writer Patel documents these stories no matter how hard they may be to face so that these events that are so close to her heart are not forgotten so that the injustices that she has seen will perhaps not be repeated if they are immortalized within the pages of her book and scripts This is Patel s written documentation of the diasporic journeys that she has lived through as a woman poet migrant and performer and she guides readers on her on journey of survival through it all Migritude is a narrative that can be enjoyed by all readers but it will be particularly powerful for those who have lived through injustices of their own Read this book if you are looking for a novel that will haunt you long after you ve finished the last pages Patel shares the shameful stories of an empire s past in a way that makes the reader Confessions of a Slacker Mom understand what it means to live through pain but still find the beauty within life Migritude is creative beautiful powerful and honest showcasing the worst sides of humanity as Patel gives her people and herself a voice

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REVIEW Migritude õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Shailja Patel READ & DOWNLOAD Migritude The US debut of internationally acclaimed poet and performance artist Shailja Patel Migritude is a tour de force hybrid text that confounds categories and conventions Part poetic memoir part political history Migritude weaves together family history reportage and monologues to create We overdress we migrants We care too much how we look to you We get it wrong We ought to look like we don t give a fuck We show up ridiculously groomed bearing elaborate gifts We are too formally grateful We cringe in silent shame for you when you don t offer food or drink Eat before us without sharing Serve yourselves first Insult us without knowing Two white Americans said to me when I shared my doughnut with them We ve never seen anyone cut a doughnut into three pieces We calibrate hunger precisely Define enough differently from you Enough is what s available shared between everyone present We are incapable of saying as you can so easily Sorry there s not enough for you And How much we can do without is our strength But you find it comic Pitiable Miserly You just can t imagine how a family of eight lives in a one room apartment You don t want to think how someone survives on 7 an hour It makes you uncomfortable when we eat stems and peels Dry our clothes in the sun Repair instead of replace You mistake austerity living without waste for deprivation Intense eh Shailja Patel s Migritude is a collection of vignettes prose and letters that detail not just her movement across countries cultures and continents but is also a hurricane full of rage at the injustice committed to the Others by the hedgemony in post colonial speakIn the first poem of the collection How Ambi Became Paisley Patel talks about how culture was mined and stolen from Indians specifically The poem details a different kind of migration the enforced kind In bare and beautiful words she asks In 1846 Britain annexed the vale of Kashmir fabled paradise of beauty and sold it to Maharaj Gulab Singh of Jammu for one million pounds How do you price a country How do you value its mountains and lakes the scent of its trees the colors of its sunset What s the markup on the shapes of fruit in the dreams of its people The poem talks about how Kashmiri clothes became cashmere Ambi became paisley Mosuleen became muslin and chai became a beverage invented in California She details how British officials cut off the fingers of Indian weavers who made Mosuleen because British fabric couldn t compete in the market with Indian mosuleenBut perhaps the most astringent of all the uestions How many ways can you splice a history Price a country Dice a people Slice a heart Entice what s been erased back into story My gritude Migritude s story begins with a suitcase of saris that Patel s mother gave to her as a trousseau Patel uses these saris to ground herself into her culture and uses these same saris in theater performances of Migritude Originally a spoken word performance the collection found another medium from which to inspire in the form of this bookWe have tried to find books that deal with immigrant experiences all throughout this month but perhaps we haven t yet spoken about some experiences that are no less real for their unspoken ness Being an immigrant myself the experiences Shailja Patel talks about in Migritude are familiar to mePeople who immigrate to different countries are expected to assimilate completely into the new culture as if their culture of origin is somehow inferior to the one in the country they are migrating to Instead of integration assimilation is taught These immigrants who have moved for all sorts of reasons are recreated as objects of pity and inferiority and often judged as somehow Other even though they occupy the same spacez and breathe same air and belong to the same speciesThis reduction of a person of a people is also something Patel addresses beautifully Listen my father speaks Urdu language of dancing peacocks rosewater fountains even its curses are beautiful He speaks Hindi suave and melodic earthy Punjabi salty rich as saag paneer coastal Swahili laced with Arabic He speaks Gujarati solid ancestral pride Five different languages five different worlds Yet English shrinks him down before white men who think their flat cold spiky words make the only reality The book discusses Idi Amin s expulsion of Indians from Uganda and isn t afraid of naming the names of those responsible found in documents declassified in 2001 In a poignant piece she talks about the indignities her parents face when they are taken aside in the airport on a trip to the US and held for no reason for 4 hoursI haven t seen my brother in than three years but his application to visit Canada was rejected on the grounds that he is hale and hearty and may leave his family in Fiji where he has a job and a house to stay in Canada where he has apart from family members nothingMigritudePatel s poems will make you cry as Eater of Death did me The poem is about Bibi Sardar an Afghani woman whose husband and seven children were killed in a US airstrike is sharp and thorny Or maybe the poem that will break you is the one about how British soldiers raped women and children without worry for conseuences of their actions the authorities turn a blind eye to their doingsHer poetry will make you angry and leave you unsettled and wondering about the spaces you occupy both physically and mentally They will leave you aware of yourself in a way you may not have been beforeRead Migritude It just may be the best book you read ever

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REVIEW Migritude õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Shailja Patel READ & DOWNLOAD Migritude Ica and North America She has been described by the Gulf Times as the poetic euivalent of Arundhati Roy and by CNN as the face of globalization as a people centered phenomenon of migration and exchange Migritude includes interviews with the author as well as performance notes and essa Mesmerizing Harrowing One of the most difficult books I have ever read and one of the most powerful Thank you Shailja for your words Also I gushed about how much I loved this book the Shailja on Twitter and she bought my chapbook of poetry and I am sort of floating right now


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    FREE DOWNLOAD â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ã Shailja Patel [Migritude] EBOOK FREE Shailja has found a way to bridge an existence to reconcile what it means to live far from home even when home becomes a place we do not always want to remember Migritude suggests movement but its allure is such that it transforms the basic act of movement into a performance I am made to imagine that Migritude is also a trousseau of saris of songs one covers his nakedness with When Shailja sings it easy to think of the

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