Khamoshi

Khamoshi

9781913917067

“Can one experience diaspora / in the body?”

Qudsia Akhtar’s poems are silted with female loss, a kind of silence that builds slowly inside generations of migrant women. Through partition, nationalism, racism, sex and filial duty, these poems ask to whom do we belong if not our selves? A motherland calls to its daughters; an adopted country demands to hear her voice. Akhtar’s language is rich and exact, fearing sentiment, turning on its heel towards a path entirely of its own.” – Sandeep Parmar

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Verve Poetry Press

2022

Adult Fiction

Poetry and Plays

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