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05 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Plantar fasciitis

Every day is an exercise in walking on shattered glass. Today was much worse. My feet cannot carry my growing weight. That may or may not be a metaphor. My heels are constantly throbbing. Sometimes the pain is more intense than other times. Plantar fasciitis renders me immobile. It strikes at the very core of […]

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03 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Fiji Ghazals and Minority Writers

Memory a process of articulating identity, a substance begging inquiry a practice of queer desires subjugated as perverse, an action by the marginal migrant to challenge the dominant universe, an intervention in the national historical archive Herstory: She swings to and fro: identity to icon, and back. Her lies. She pumps her feet caste to […]

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02 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Heterodox IR

This came out of a long conversation with someone about how Westphalian notions of democracy do not work for formerly colonized places and how the liberal international order actually represses historical memory and trauma. The system is in a state of anarchy and the chaos has permeated the nether regions of my heart Weak states […]

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02 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

#10YearsOn

I agreed to a poem per day for Ramadan with friend of the blog, Taz. Now I have no creative talent so you’d just need to bear with some mediocre writing for this month. Ten years on. We hate each other but we are still not through with one another. What is it that compels […]

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31 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Selling Lal – Part 2

I’m a hot commodity for sale for free with fanboys and fangirls Too much love Too little respect Murals, posters, paintings of me floating around the country Girl’s wearing t-shirts with my face Not enough money in my pocket to buy back the showcase I can’t even afford myself. I don’t need another award for […]

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