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    [Migritude] EBOOK FREE 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 giv

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    Shailja Patel ¹ 5 review Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Shailja Patel Free read Migritude “The children in my dreams speak in Gujuratiturn their trusting faces to the sun say to me care for us nurture us in my dreams I shudder and I runI am six in a playground of white children Darkie sing us an Indian songEight in a ro

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    [Migritude] EBOOK FREE Ms Patel writes beautifully and sometimes brilliantly she is so spot on capturing the patterns of abuse of all bullies everywhere and the loneliness and frustration of feeling like you’re the only one seeing it the only one feeling the pain that is elsewhere Distraught over the death of 7 children killed with one bomb while they ate breakfast in Kabul“lighten UP for chrissake it’s not like YOU have famil

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    [Migritude] EBOOK FREE Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Shailja Patel Free read Migritude I lifted this book from an AirBNB What it was doing in Santa Barbara I had no idea But I had been looking for it forever and there it was waiting for me on Christmas Day when I had nothing else going on in my lifeI wasn't uite sure what I was getting into I knew this was something good I knew it riffed off Negritude but I had no idea about the one woman play about the saris or about Shailja Patel herself These were all good discoveries This

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    [Migritude] EBOOK FREE Migritude A Look Into the LivesOf the Erased How much of the human experience do we really know To what extent do we realize the strife and struggle of the men and women that history wants us to forget In Shailja

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    [Migritude] EBOOK FREE “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 o

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    Free read Migritude Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Shailja Patel Shailja Patel ¹ 5 review Love love love love this book

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    Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Shailja Patel Shailja Patel ¹ 5 review Free read Migritude 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

  9. says: [Migritude] EBOOK FREE Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ 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 things she speaks

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    [Migritude] EBOOK FREE Summary õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Shailja Patel Shailja Patel ¹ 5 review A original voice and approach that combines prose with lyric and image weaves personal experience into the greater history of South Asian migrations from Gujarat focused on her home country Kenya Depicts uite well the changes in her generation and its reconciliation with tradition using other voices and examining the essence of s

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  • Paperback
  • 153
  • Migritude
  • Shailja Patel
  • English
  • 01 August 2020
  • 9781885030054

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review Migritude ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read 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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Migritude

review Migritude ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read 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

Shailja Patel ¹ 5 review

review Migritude ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read 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 Migritude A Look Into the LivesOf the Erased How much of the human experience do we really know To what extent do we realize the strife and struggle of the men and women that history wants us to forget In Shailja Patel s collective work entitled Migritude we as readers get a first hand look into the migrant experience through Patel s own life Though a beautiful combination of poetry letters art and personal recollection Patel describes the attitude brought upon by migrant life a mindset that she coins as migritude In my opinion I thought this book was wonderful Like Patel I too come from an immigrant family There were many instances throughout the book that I found myself being transported back to my childhood One of the most nostalgic passages for me personally came from part three The Making and Other Poems This section includes a poem by Patel entitled WHAT WE KEEP In this poem she describes not only the great care and consideration put into making traditional foods but also what these foods mean to the collective migrant attitude This poem helped me come to realize why my family holds onto certain recipes so dearly They signify parts of our culture that cannot be taken away by terror or invasion No matter where we are in the world we are able to make the things that remind us of home This books power continues to resonate in the recollections of trauma felt not only byPatel herself but also by her people throughout history Patel is an African native of Indian decent meaning that her people have been a constant victim of British colonization One section that I found myself particularly stunned by was section eleven Maasai Women Rioting Mother s Voice Though the story of the Maasai women is conveyed rather casually in Patel s mother s voice it still struck me as one of the most powerful moments of the entire book We learn that the women are rioting as a result of constantly being molested by the colonizers that have invaded their land Though an accurate historical recollection I thought this detail provided an incredibly powerful metaphor for what colonization does to a peoples livelihood Though it strips and rapes and kills colonization cannot kill the soul of a culture Though these women have been horridly abused they still have the power to fight back and riot This I believe is the ultimate act of the migrant attitude described by Patel History has tried to silence these women yet they continue to fight back Migritude gives a voice to these women as well as many others that have been silenced throughout history As a reader I cannot find myself able to make any negative critiues on this book The layout is beautiful and is further accentuated by the stunning paisley art included at the beginning of every section I originally had pictures of the art but they wont let me include them for some reason Overall the book is a work of art outside of the traditional literary sense It channels a number of art forms in order to convey its message in an increasingly striking and powerful way I wouldn t hesitate to recommend this book to anyone I know especially somebody who comes from an immigrant family and is looking to further connect with their roots It holds a truth that should be known by all It reveals a history that should be universally taught It conveys a beauty scarcely seen in our society