Racism, Travel and the Noble Savage in Translation by Margaret Saine

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A warning forthwith: I’m retired, and therefore have the fool’s freedom of free play, that is, I have the right to only deal with the literature I like anymore! And I want to start with a quote of the great German-American anthropologist at Columbia University, New York, Franz Boas. He said in 1905: “If we… Continue reading Racism, Travel and the Noble Savage in Translation by Margaret Saine

What is it like? by Anika Shah

What is it like

Like I can’t breathe Like the air doesn’t reach my lungs Like the lump in my throat chokes me Like my heart is buried under a mountain

Mayhem In The Mangroves by Tasnima Yasmin

Mayhem In The Mangroves

I (This is a narrative poem in four parts written from the perspective of a long- term resident of the Sundarbans whose livelihood is wrecked by the recent Cyclone Amphan. In the time of an ongoing pandemic it is a calamity upon a calamity.) I grabbed the rope,As I neared the shore,And threw its working… Continue reading Mayhem In The Mangroves by Tasnima Yasmin

This Life by Peycho Kanev

I put my heart into my mother’s coffin and now it throbs under the ground. All the letters I sent to my first love returned unread in my mailbox