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By Shahilla Shariff

lifestyles traces is a meditation on loss, exploring subject matters of affection, grief, dislocation and transition. Her paintings addresses the big and unruly dimensions of loss – lack of domestic, of time, of individuals, of self – and probes the uncooked and unsure trajectory of mourning in addition to the advanced interaction of reminiscence, religion and destiny. The poems span continents, generations and cultures, exposing the collisions and contradictions of East and West which underlie her personal own narrative.

SHAHILLA SHARIFF used to be born in Kenya and is Canadian. A fourth-generation East African, she spent her early formative years in a multi-generational Indian-Muslim family in Dar-es-Salaam. Her relatives later emigrated to Canada. She used to be informed at Harvard collage, Harvard legislation college and Cambridge collage, the place she was once a Commonwealth student. She has been a training company attorney for over two decades. She has lived in Hong Kong due to the fact that 1993.

"Life strains is a searingly attractive choice of poetry. within the traces and in among the traces lies immeasurable loss: of affection, of individuals, of areas. but, what's awesome approximately this debut is how the phrases are weighed and the tales sliced to create the potential of realizing. A poet to observe, learn and re-read."
—Razia Iqbal, BBC Presenter, guy Asian Literary Prize Jury Chair (2011)

"A new and severe voice that startles and soars. those poems linger lengthy upon getting learn them. they're lucid yet layered with a elegant, virtually sculpted, suppose to them. an excellent, smouldering debut."
—Hong Ying, writer, Poet, Winner of the Prize of Rome (2005)

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