How to Cure a Ghost: Fariha Róisín

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How to Cure a Ghost: Fariha Róisín

How to Cure a Ghost: Fariha Róisín

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Blaming the "bad white folk" is the same type of discrimination that Roisin herself rails against in this book. How to cure a Ghost is left me feeling very ambivalent, some poems gave me goosebumps, they felt true and vulnerable and strong while some others felt like they were written by a 13 year old angry person on tumblr. though some poems were very personal (i particularly liked “rumi” and “self portraiture”), the entirety of the book was distancing, and began to feel repetitive for me at around 30%. I think the book will resonate with anyone who has had to fight to be accepted - whether it’s self-acceptance or acceptance from people/society. And ‘we go on, sisters, we go on’, dedicated to Jyoti Pandey Singh, who was gang-raped on a bus by six men on 16 December 2012 ( i’m tired for all the women we’ve lost.

The thing is that those poems weren’t that great and the solipsistic emotional ones were her mediocre best. I really hate being so judgmental about poetry because I’m sure this really means something to the poet, but it’s so disheartening to read poetry like this that has no understanding or appreciation of form or rhythm. Her hope is that “the more honest we are with our bodies and our own limitations, the more accepting we become of difference. In Being in Your Body, Róisín asks: “what would life be like without the negativity that surrounds our bodies? mothers’ is particularly powerful ( when i look in the mirror, sometimes i see them, looking back, eyes droopy, weary from the weight of womanhood, tired of the throes of masculinity, patriarchy, white supremacy, they mourn it too.Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's pageview limit. It explores shame, ancestral trauma and violence—weaving in Róisin’s personal experience of abuse at the hands of her mother, while also being trapped in a body, time and era where she’s being forced to confront the many things that have haunted her.

I’m a feminist, but I’m a white feminist, and I’m very aware of the privilege which comes with that. I can't rate a life, and although I understood and resonated with some of the poems, or some bits of them, they don't speak about my own experiences. I would highly recommend this collection to any fans of poetry , or just if you want a collection as a starting point i would recommend this one too. A lot of it hit me really hard—Fariha Roisin is not afraid to pack a punch, but there are also some really beautiful poems about self-love and empowerment.Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. She seeks to re-educate throughout, such as in ‘what 9/11 did to us’ – 2,976 Americans died that day.

A few poems are touching, and deep - I especially enjoyed those in which she talked about her relationship with her own faith. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc. Fariha Roisin’s words combined with gorgeous detail by Monica Ramos and design by Diane Shaw is eye-catching and demands to be heard. This journal is a conversation starter on how to talk about what ails us only with our bodies so that we can start (finally, collectively) moving towards self love and acceptance on a holistic global level.The struggles she faced as a queer, young Muslim woman puts into focus the parallel strife of the everyday brown woman.

There were some stanzas and lines that were just not very good and read more like a tumblr rant than a thought-out piece of work. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I can tell the poems are really personal and meaningful to the author and others with a similar experience.

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