‘Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi

‘Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan’

by Moniza AlviDSCF4821-001

“They sent me a salwar kameez
peacock-blue,
and another
glistening like an orange split open,
embossed slippers, gold and black
points curling.
Candy-striped glass bangles
snapped, drew blood.
Like at school, fashions changed
in Pakistan –
the salwar bottoms were broad and stiff,
then narrow.
My aunts chose an apple-green sari,
silver-bordered
for my teens…”

You can watch Moniza Alvi recite and talk about her poem in full here.

Join us for ‘Read, watch, play’ today between 9am – 11am and 2pm – 4pm.

The theme is #diverseread.

Will you be reading books about different cultures and places, watching documentaries and films on diverse subjects or listening to a wide range of music for this month’s Read, Watch, Play theme.

 

 #rwpchat #diverseread – Read Watch Play

What is Read Watch Play?

Surrey Libraries has become a partner in the online Read Watch Play reading group. Every month join us and other library services from around the world as we explore a different theme through reading, watching or playing. Spend the month discovering different books and films connected to the theme of the month. Meet us on Twitter so we can chat about where our journey has taken us this month. Link your tweets with the hashtag #rwpchat and the hashtag of the month. You’ll find that the themes are very broad and can encompass almost anything. Have a look at the themes coming up for the rest of the year. Also take a look at Surrey Libraries Read Watch Play Pinterest board and the International Read Watch Play Pinterest boards to see some suggestions. You can check our own catalogue and DVD page for inspiration too.
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