In these times of globalization, when everything can get quite up close and personal, 23 individuals share with us their idea of the ‘Other' in the new edition of the Language > Place blog carnival at Encountering the Other.
This edition is hosted by writer and poet Abha Iyengar who notes: "What is the ‘Other’? In its simplest sense, anyone or anything that is not ‘you’ is the ‘other’. So the alienation begins... In language and place, everything about the other attracts and repels, but its existence is evident, its pull even more so. That is why we travel, why we seek a certain novelty, why we embrace or get repelled by what we see, hear or fail to understand. We may often find ourselves more at home with the others. Welcome aboard and take the tip!"
Abha Iyengar is an internationally published freelance writer and poet from India. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, magazines and literary journals, both in print and online. She has won several literary contests and has written several screenplays. Her poem film “Parwaaz” has won a special jury prize at the film festival at Patras, Greece
Call for the next edition:
Edition #16 of > language > place will be hosted by visual artist and Florida resident Steve Wing. The feature theme is "Translation" (in all its possible forms). Contributions are invited from writers, photographers, poets, translators, and anyone with an interest in this topic. As always, we welcome a wide variety of posts. Submissons open June 1, Deadline is June 25, guidelines.
About the >Language >Place blog carnival
To create a collaborate cyber journey that features international perspectives on language and place, in different formats, and with different languages included - that's the concept of this collaborate project. The main language is english, the carnival consists of a central page that links to all participating blog. An overview of previous editions and more background information is available at the Language Place info page.
Encountering the Other in Language/Place
edition 15 of the language/place blog carnival
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