Shakti's Words: South Asian Canadian Women's Poetry by Diane McGiffordShakti's Words: South Asian Canadian Women's Poetry by Diane McGifford

Shakti's Words: South Asian Canadian Women's Poetry

EditorDiane McGifford, JUDITH KEARNS

Paperback | October 1, 1993

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Articulating a purely feminist consciousness; giving voice to Third World and immigrant concerns; decrying racism and bigotry; rebellious and subversive, sometimes simply lyrical or imagistic; invoking the real, magical, and mythical, old worlds and the new; analytical or synthetical; these poems reflect also a commitment to craft, the search for form, and individual style. They represent the new voices that are gradully changing the landscape of Canadian literature.

Including poetry by:
Himani Bannerji, Arzina Burney, Ramabai Espinet, Lakshmi Gill, Jamila Ismail, Surjeet Kalsey, Suniti Namjoshi, Uma Parameswaran, Tilottama Rajan, Nilambri Singh, and Yasmin Ladhna

About The Author

Judith Kearns received her PhD from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and taught in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg for several years. Her teaching interests include rhetoric, Canadian Literature, the Rennaisance, and Women's Studies.She has worked as the Provincial Coordinator of the Manitoba Action Committee ...

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Title:Shakti's Words: South Asian Canadian Women's PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.72 × 5.73 × 0.4 inPublished:October 1, 1993Publisher:Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0920661297

ISBN - 13:9780920661291

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Table of Contents

Introduction (ix), Himani Bannerji On seeing a painting of Salone Kissing the Head of St John (2), wife (3), upon hearing Beverly Glen Copeland (5), doing time (6), some kind of weapon (9), Paki Go Home (10), to Sylvia Plath (12), why do we need a metaphor (12), Apart-hate (13), in the beginning there was...(14), Arzina Burney Pleasant Heartbreak (16), Prairie Summer (17), Morogoro Camp (18), Lakshmi Gill Lyrics (20), At a Dinner Party (22), Confrontations (22), Frederitcton Highway Bridge (23), Light Canada (25), Sackville 1974 (25), Manna (26), Fort Beausejour (26), The Antique House (27), Revolution (30), Me (30), Coming Out of a Canadian Winter (31), From 'The Eternal Season' (31), Klee Symphony (32), Discarded Poems (33), Immigrant Always (33), Letter to a Prospective Immigrant (34), Beneath the Purple Lantern (35), Surjeet Kalsey Speaking to the Winds (38), ...And he Spoke (38), She and He - 2 (39), Migratory Birds (40), From 'Siddartha Does Penance Once Again' (41), Voices of the Dead (43), Transcending a Statue (44), I Want My Chaos Back (45), Breaking the Silence (46), Eclipse (48) Suniti Namjoshi In those Early Photographs (50), Confession (53), For the Student of Literature (53), In Her Fortieth Year (54), Archetypes (54), The Prosecution Rests (55), The Fur Seals are Shown on Television (56), The Beasts Came up to Me (57), From Snapshots of Caliban' (58), Caliban's Journal (60), Prospero (61), Disclaimer (61), Poem against Poets (62), Uma Parameswaran Born under one law (64), My sister writes (65), In Our Ancestral Home (66), early this morning (67), What kind of place (69), By dying sudden one night (71), The green gold of prairie fields (72), How I Arrived (73), I heard him come in the door (75), I wish I knew what to tell you, my daughters (78), The Interview (81), Vigilance (83) Tilottama Rajan Victims of the War (86) Nilambri Singh To Two Moral Selves...A Sonnet (90) Ramabai Espinet Lost Cargoes (92), Tamani: a cane-cutting woman (95), For Patricia Deanna (96), Jamila Ismail Herloined Letter (98), Lyrics (99), From 'Scared Texts' (99), Yasmin Ladha Two Friends (102), Haibun No 1 from Readerji Love Poems (104), Acknowledgements (105), About the Editors (107)

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"Shakti's Words is a diverse collection, as personal as it is politicized." - Books in Canada"This collection deserves a place in Canadian poetry courses across the country." - Canadian Literature