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By Shirani Rajapakse

Rajapakse explores identification, values and women’s function in society throughout the poems in Chant of 1000000 girls. She additionally appears on the options of good looks and the criteria imposed on girls to comply. a few of the poems are challenging hitting and tackle topics which are uncomfortable to speak about like rape, woman gender mutilation, abuse and male dominance. She talks approximately strength and the quiet strength that retains part the area relocating even if there is not any hope.

The language is straightforward but the options and concepts aren't. They upward push from the intensity of our very being to swirl in the course of the pages compelling the reader to step into worlds created in the covers. there's beauty and energy juxtaposed with violence and weak spot as are different opposites reminiscent of the divine and human frailty. those poems are like a breath of clean air, scary, enthralling and entertaining.

At our center is a chant,


like the susurrus of leaves merely breezes


Sometimes it opens lips

to sing like gurgling waters meandering

from the following to there, to anywhere it flows,

or the tender tread of footfalls

on the trail outside.

But sometimes,

it’s a roar so loud

thunder stops in its tracks

in awe.

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