Download PDF by Shirani Rajapakse: Chant of a Million Women

By Shirani Rajapakse

ISBN-10: 9553828507

ISBN-13: 9789553828507

Rajapakse explores id, values and women’s position in society throughout the poems in Chant of 1000000 ladies. She additionally seems to be on the techniques of attractiveness and the criteria imposed on girls to comply. the various poems are tough hitting and tackle topics which are uncomfortable to speak about like rape, lady gender mutilation, abuse and male dominance. She talks approximately energy and the quiet strength that retains part the area relocating even if there isn't any hope.

The language is easy but the strategies and ideas are usually not. They upward push from the intensity of our very being to swirl during the pages compelling the reader to step into worlds created in the covers. there's beauty and energy juxtaposed with violence and weak spot as are different opposites resembling the divine and human frailty. those poems are like a breath of clean air, upsetting, spell binding and entertaining.

At our middle is a chant,


like the susurrus of leaves merely breezes


Sometimes it opens lips

to sing like gurgling waters meandering

from the following to there, to anyplace it flows,

or the smooth tread of footfalls

on the trail outside.

But sometimes,

it’s a roar so loud

thunder stops in its tracks

in awe.

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