of the MILKWEED AWARD
Search of an Inca
"You are yachay, cold,
pure intellect. I am a munay; I live for love."
Muslim thinking can be visualized
as a single, vast, flat sheet of equality and unity basedon the principles
of umma (the brotherhood of believers) and tawhid (unity
Suddenly she felt old. The years of
the affair had kept her excited like a schoolgirl, breathlessly anticipating
the embrace that would welcome her on reaching Amitís apartment every morning.
Naipaul: A Life in Full
The feminists, the post-colonialists,
the Afrocentrists, the Islamicists, the entire sub-continent of India,
most of the Caribbean...all have formed an extraordinary consensus in their
hatred of him.
is afraid of Mamma and cries when we bring him close to her, her pain and
suffering palpable to him. The tastes, the sounds, the smells, all are
foreign. At night he clings to me for comfort.
There were times though--before the
madness--where Iíd find myself gazing at Señor Peebles with an elusive
kind of wide-eyed suspicion-slash-interest. Damn weird, I would think,
what a damn weird bird.
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