‘Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan’
by Moniza Alvi
“They sent me a salwar kameez
glistening like an orange split open,
embossed slippers, gold and black
Candy-striped glass bangles
snapped, drew blood.
Like at school, fashions changed
in Pakistan –
the salwar bottoms were broad and stiff,
My aunts chose an apple-green sari,
for my teens…”
You can watch Moniza Alvi recite and talk about her poem in full here.
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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.