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More of Us

Silence

 

Perhaps one day, I shall go into the quiet city
and recognize myself among the crowd of souls.
I will say to them, ‘Look! There goes the man I really am.’
Will they dare to acknowledge me?
No one responds.
There is silence in the atmosphere,
silence on the mountain top,
silence beneath the universe
and the world moves on, restlessly, making love, greed,
pride and money, minding its own business.
I close my eyes and rest my mouth
as silence is the only language that does not
need an interpreter.

 

Abdalla Gabriel

 

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Distributor: Nationwide
Format: Pb 90 pp
ISBN: 9780473463496
Email: books@nationwidebooks.co.nz

Available as an ebook on Kobo and Amazon.

 

More of Us

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  • Adrienne Jansen with Clare Arnot, Danushka Devinda, and Wesley Hollis

    Families, language, fear, loss, food and the victories that can come slowly. These are at the heart of this collection of poems by 46 poets who have come to New Zealand as migrants or refugees.

     

    The poetry book More of Us provides a glimpse into the experiences of this diverse group of people, which includes those who made New Zealand their home decades ago, and newcomers still finding their feet. And here they all are, speaking in their own distinctive voices.

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