The poems of Lal Ded: Confluence of Sufi and Yogic tradition

When you think of mystic or Sufi poets, how many women Sufis can you recall? There are few female names in the realm of mystic poetry, and fewer still that are well known. There are, however, certain names that form an integral part of the culture and oral literary tradition — not to mention folkloreContinue reading “The poems of Lal Ded: Confluence of Sufi and Yogic tradition”

God Help The Child by Toni Morrison

The strikingly black lady in pristine white beckons from the covers of Toni Morison’s God Help The Child, her white dress dissolving into the whiteness of the covers. That is Bride, the protagonist of Morrison’s book that holds so much pain, so much hurt… ugly, uncovered truths like scratched wounds with pink raw flesh lyingContinue reading “God Help The Child by Toni Morrison”