Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Dislocation

If irony is the key register of African life
The uneasy remedy is the splinter of ice
We are modern travelers who wear masks of civility
Still, we are forever accused of disturbing tranquility

Internal displacement gives rise to a fraught sense of normalcy
Heads down and at a remove, we write a new script for this modernity
Above all, we share the great longing for truth and reconciliation
The underlying condition of the exiled soul is dislocation

Aburi mask - strange days

Dislocation, a Playlist


A soundtrack for this internal displacement. I nominate this piece for The Things Fall Apart Series.

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Writing log: March 16, 2021

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