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Kohl and Chalk
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Kohl and Chalk Paperback - 2013

by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

OIn her first collection, "Baker of Tarifa, " Hashmi revealed a bold and original voice with an ability to meld cultures and poetic forms with great skill. In "Kohl & Chalk, " she takes this further with her accomplished ghazalsNa poetic form that is central to Urdu literature and song.ONMuneeza Shamsie, editor, "Leaving Home" and "A Dragon Fly in the Sun."


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Poetry. Middle Eastern Studies. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2014 San Diego Book Award for Best Published Poetry. The bride who contemplates her half paralyzed face on the eve of marriage (in the opening poem, Facial Palsy) is emblematic of the larger story of Pakistan: an ancient culture fractured by new and divergent identities. The poet, like the bride whose face is divided into lit and dim halves, gazes into the mirrors of history and politics to make sense of the disjunctive parts that refuse to come together as a whole. The very multiplicities of culture that the poet celebrates (Socrates / mangoes cut in cubes, Iqbal's poems on marble construction paper, rouge from Paris, coconut oil from Orissa) are also the cause of dissonance (War cries of the Greeks / in plume red / Mongols / in horse-leather red, Gunga Din's ghost lifted from the tennis courts / of Peshawar Club)--dissonance that is further amplified in the post-9/11 wars to which a Pakistani-American response in poetry has thus far been absent. KOHL AND CHALK is that response in the voice of a daughter, a mother, a global citizen.

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  • Title Kohl and Chalk
  • Author Shadab Zeest Hashmi
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 75
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Poetic Matrix Press
  • Date 2013-01-25
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780985288396 / 0985288396
  • Weight 0.31 lbs (0.14 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.22 in (23.39 x 15.60 x 0.56 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Middle Eastern
  • Library of Congress subjects Poetry, American poetry - Women authors
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2022277816
  • Dewey Decimal Code 811.6
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