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    The Sand Libraries of Timbuktu: Poems

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    'A round-faced man talks of parrots.
    He might suddenly explode into a flock
    of them, his skin opening like a bag,
    releasing a sea of green feathers.'

    ‘Rohinton Daruwala’s poems unfold like a baramasa, an almanac of seasons and sensations, exquisite torments and explosions of delight. He essays a sensuous portraiture of place, invoking torrential monsoons, arid summers, railway bridges at night, libraries in deserts. [He] spells out a frank eroticism in the textures and flavours of fruit…at the same time, [he] is entangled in the hypermodern present. He gathers traces of the loved one from residues both material and digital… [He] maps the city, not only through the portraiture of human protagonists, but also through the micro-ecologies inhabited by butterflies and sparrows… In Daruwala’s handling, the poem can be an oblique parable, a brief lamp of wisdom in the wind of distraction: light as breath, yet as essential.’—Ranjit Hoskote
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    Publisher: Speaking Tiger
    Language: English
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 88
    ISBN: 9789386050052

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