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Tornadoes

“Every week/ I am reminded of how my presence isn’t wanted/ in my own home country and I have to swallow/ that truth like a glass of water. I gulp it down // and nearly suffocate every time…”
Poem of the Week (July 27), by Deonte Osayande.

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Echoes: A Historical Afterward

“The truth is you are part of the same tribe/But no one speaks about that//The reason is it’s easier to be a threat/How else can they justify the killing.” Poem of the Week (July 20), by Nathalie Handal.

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Author of the Month: Nnamdi Oguike

“Quite frankly, there are times when I hear or play a good piece of music or sing a song and wish I could write a story as good as the music.” Nnamdi Oguike, our March Author of the Month, talks to Casey Harding.

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Voices in Verse Vol. 1: ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’

Farda Ali Khan performs her poem, ‘I Don’t Know What It Means To Be A Pakistani’. In a close competition, she placed third in a competition that showcased the talents of young poets under 30, from backgrounds as diverse as medicine, computer science and engineering, and the literary arts. The poem examines the shifting sands of culture against a backdrop of fragile patriotism.

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Voices in Verse Vol. 1: ‘When Your Body Smiles’

Finalist and winner Orooj-e-Zafar performs her winning poem, ‘When Your Body Smiles’. She tied with Risham Amjad when the panel of judges that included poet and TMS contributor Ilona Yusuf and the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, was undecided on who to give the final prize to. Her poem speaks to the importance of being true to who you are and the daily struggle of being comfortable in your own skin.