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Trinh T. Minh-ha

Trinh T. Minh-ha is a Vietnamese filmmaker, writer, literary theorist, composer, and professor.

This Strange Thing, the Word*

It pains you terribly to hear it. The word. It was dropped casually, as if of no importance. The moment it hit your ears, your heart got stoned. The immediate reaction was a full silence. It weighed on you as you turned mute. You wanted to throw it out, back to where it came from, but to no avail. All you could hear yourself uttering were some rasping throat sounds.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2021

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