The Terrorist at My Table

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Penguin Books India, Jun 1, 2007 - 160 pages
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This Is Life Seen Through Distorting Screens A Windscreen, Tv Screen, Newsprint, Mirror, Water, Breath, Heat Haze, Smokescreen.

The Terrorist At My Table Asks Crucial Questions About How We Live Now Working, Travelling, Eating, Listening To The News, Preparing For Attack. What Do Any Of Us Know About The Person Who Shares This Street, This House, This Table, This Body? When Life Is In The Hands Of A Fellow-Traveller, A Neighbour, A Lover, Son Or Daughter, How Does The World Shift And Reform Itself Around Our Doubt, Our Belief?

Imtiaz Dharker S Poems And Pictures In This Book Hurtle Through A World That Changes Even As We Pass. The Book Grows, Layer By Layer, Through Three Sequences The Terrorist At My Table , The Habit Of Departure And Worldwide Rickshaw Ride Each Cutting A Different Slice Through The Terrain Of What We Think Of As Normal. But Through All The Uncertainties And Concealments, Her Poems Unveil The Delicate Skin Of Love, Trust And Sudden Recognition.
 

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Contents

The terrorist at my table
11
Tissue
14
Mine Yours
16
My breath
18
Translations
19
Its face
21
The terrorist at my table
22
The right word
25
Text
36
Hung
37
Before I
38
Still
40
Black and white
41
42
42
These are the times we live in 45 These are the times we live in I
43
Open
50

Platform
27
Almost
29
Campsie Fells
30
Azaan
32
Sound as a pound
33
Who made
34
Firm
35
The Password
51
Still here
53
Ragpicker
54
Lascar Johnnie I 930
55
Lascar
57
Glasgow shore leave
58
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