"Weeping is Singing": After the War, a Transnational Lament

Merlinda Bobis

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    Paghaya. Deep weeping. Pag-haaaa-ya. The wail is in the middle syllable. For some, a stifled exhalation; for others, a near-scream, but always the breath travels the full distance from the groin to the gut, welling up to the throat. It is a weeping that is not about this or that moment. It has a history as long as the distance covered by that breath.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAt the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour on Terror
    Editors S. Perera and S. H. Razack
    Place of PublicationCanada
    PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
    ISBN (Print)9781442648258
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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