Glossary for Our Women

By | 1 February 2021
   
   
   
SKIN   
   
HOMELAND   
   
GOLD   
   
BODY   
   
MEANING   
   
warm brown
   
earth   turning
   
over //   end of the
   
rainy   season   
   
বাংলােদশ // the
   
space   where we
   
were   planted   
   
sunlight   passed
   
down from   wrist
   
to wrist   //
   
translated:   “a
   
gift for   you”   
   
the   aperture that
   
our   ancestors
   
inherit   
   
SYNONYMS   
   
truth,   motion //
   
growth,
   
carambola
   
see also:   gold,
   
body   
   
lychee   flesh,
   
blood   spilt for a
   
language
   
see also: body   
   
honey,   spark,
   
summer
   
see also:   skin,
   
stolen   
   
the first   incision
   
into a   lychee’s
   
skin
   
see also:
   
homeland   
   
ANTONYMS   
   
paint,   mimicry,
   
false body   
   
rewritten
   
memories;   burnt
   
histories   //
   
colonised   bodies   
   
glass,   temporary   
   
ego, land   lying
   
fallow,   cheap
   
mockery   
   
GREAT LOVES   
   
healing;
   
sweetness   //
   
slowness   
   
birdsong,
   
mustard   oil,
   
storytelling   
   
the shape   of a
   
jhumka //   the
   
chiming of
   
small   bells   
   
celebration   //
   
Brown Joy   
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