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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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.

My favorites were “Golden Lube,” “Mansplain Nation,” “Rumi,” “This One’s with Teeth,” “What 9/11 Did to Us,” and “Belonging. The “ghost” she attempts to cure stands for many things: white supremacy, her mother, the patriarchy, Islamophobia, unkindness, her ancestors… Ultimately, it’s a book about survival, dedicated to survivors. She seeks to re-educate throughout, such as in ‘what 9/11 did to us’ – 2,976 Americans died that day. How to Cure a Ghost is a reminder that our bodies contain histories, and that every time an incident of flippant, casual racism/misogyny/queerphobia happens, it's an accumulation of war and abuse, rape and violence, that have been normalized intergenerationally. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.In Being in Your Body, Róisín asks: “what would life be like without the negativity that surrounds our bodies? In this truly stunning guided journal, Róisín addresses ableism, thin privilege, fatphobia, white privilege, and more, using empowering quotes and prompts to encourage you to appreciate the changes your body has gone through, explore beauty standards and ideals, reinforce self-confidence, and, ultimately, become the best version of yourself.

It also examines the intersection of queerness and being a femme of color while navigating a white world. Roisin's] writing is intensely vulnerable and through revealing her own experience she reflects so many others. If you’re like me, and often quick to dismiss poetry as a result of terrible required reading at school, please be reassured that there is some fucking awesome modern poetry available. I really hate being so judgmental about poetry because I’m sure this really means something to the poet, but it’s so disheartening to read poetry like this that has no understanding or appreciation of form or rhythm.Blaming the "bad white folk" is the same type of discrimination that Roisin herself rails against in this book. The struggles she faced as a queer, young Muslim woman puts into focus the parallel strife of the everyday brown woman. Her hope is that “the more honest we are with our bodies and our own limitations, the more accepting we become of difference. With that being said, most of the poems just end up lacking maturity and falling into every single postmodern poetry cliche imaginable. This is a hard one to review because I think the topics and themes explored are really important (for example did you know that 400,000 women were raped in 1971 in the Liberation War of Bangladesh?

It is also a collection that I have gifted because of how beautifully it is written and put together. A poetry compilation recounting a woman's journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness.Simultaneously, this compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Roisin 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.



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