How to Cure a Ghost: Fariha Róisín

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How to Cure a Ghost: Fariha Róisín

How to Cure a Ghost: Fariha Róisín

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It's about the abuse enacted by mothers, while considering the history of that abuse; it's about the psychological torture of being talked about but never heard, of not knowing the sound of our own voices because of how long it's been drowned out by others, it's about a deep empathy and respect for abusive parents who have survived so much that you'll never have to go through. but the most eye-opening were the likes of ‘on being an immigrant’, where she talks about her father, who was detained post-9/11, and ‘how to cure a ghost ii’, a reflection on modern Muslim life ( 1. Certains des poèmes étaient hyper poignants et émouvants, on ressent sa rage, sa haine, sa fierté, son amour. Simultaneously, this compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Ro´isi´n and her mother, her platonic and romantic heartbreaks, and the cognitive dissonance felt as a result of being so divided among her broad spectrum of identities.

Simultaneously, this compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Róisín and her mother, her platonic and romantic heartbreaks, and the cognitive dissonance felt as a result of being so divided among her broad spectrum of identities. I can tell the poems are really personal and meaningful to the author and others with a similar experience. mothers’ is particularly powerful ( when i look in the mirror, sometimes i see them, looking back, eyes droopy, weary from the weight of womanhood, tired of the throes of masculinity, patriarchy, white supremacy, they mourn it too. There is no doubt however that the poems in How to Cure a Ghost are very personal to the author and came from the heart.

I found her writing to be raw, but also soft enough to gently draw out the words into a series of beautiful poems. are very important and should still be addressed… i just don’t think this is how i’d like to read about them personally.

Over the summer, I saw a few Bookstagram accounts raving about early review copies of Fariha Róisín’s How to Cure a Ghost. How to Cure a Ghost explores a young woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, and deserves to be as widely read as possible. To be completely honest, so far I find myself finding bits and pieces of her works that are really nice; complimentary in a way. This is just such a bold and brilliant collection, that explores so much and the writing flows really well too.The illustrations also add a nice touch and bring depth to certain themes discussed in the poetry collection. The struggles she faced as a queer, young Muslim woman puts into focus the parallel strife of the everyday brown woman. I can only hope the author was able to forgive those who wronged her and heal her generational trauma. I can't rate a life, and although I understood and resonated with some of the poems, or some bits of them, they don't speak about my own experiences.

That being said i found some of these poems to be beautiful and captivating and others were perhaps a bit weaker and left me confused.I would highly recommend this collection to any fans of poetry , or just if you want a collection as a starting point i would recommend this one too. Blaming the "bad white folk" is the same type of discrimination that Roisin herself rails against in this book.



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