Sunday, 18 December 2011

Imtiaz Dharker tweet poetry

Born in Lahore in 1954, Imtiaz Dharker is a Scottish Muslim, poet, artist and documentary film-maker. She grew up in Glasgow and now divides her time between London and Mumbai. She writes in English. She has written three books of poetry, conceived as sequences of poems and drawings.

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This tweet poetry At the Lahore Karhai is from a poem about food, place, migration and home. 

we’re truckers of another kind looking hopefully years away from Sialkot and Chandigarh for the taste of our mothers hand in the cooking

You can find the full poem here and it is from Imtiaz's book I Speak for the Devil Publisher: Penguin Books India, 2003 ISBN: 014-303089-2. She also has a great website detailing her many activities here

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