February 26, 2011

We Called The River Red by Uddipana Goswami

Title :        We Called The River Red : Poetry from a Violent Homeland
Author :     Uddipana Goswami
Authorpress (2010)

About The Book 
We Called the River Red: Poetry from a Violent Homeland is not just a few poems strung together. The poems in the collection are a process, a narrative of the coming of age of a poetic conscience in exile. Each poem speaks of a different stage in the development of politics, personality, and perception of its author. Together, they tell a story. Starting with an apolitical voice, the poems one after the other, trace how a person in exile has learnt to come to terms with her identity, the ‘mainland’ mentality she is confronted with everyday, and the fears and conflicts besetting her peripheralised homeland.


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About The Author: 
Author of the poetry collection We Called the River Red: Poetry from a Violent Homeland, Uddipana Goswami is also a researcher and media consultant. Her area of expertise, both as writer and researcher is the Northeast region of India – often called India’s troubled periphery. She has been addressing issues like insurgency, conflicts, militarization, nationalism, migration, displacement and ethnic reconciliation in Northeast India through her writings. She has worked with some major media houses, like the India Today Group and National Geographic Channel (India), before turning to sociological research. Her academic writings, short stories and poetry and occasional translations have been published in print as well as online from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, South Africa, Bangladesh and India. She is Assamese literature editor of Muse India, a literary e-journal.

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