Discovering America

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Discovering America

Divya Parkash

"Discovering America" is a blatant piece that depicts history and the human experience in the manner it was conceived, brutally. 

It builds, just like the terror experienced by the natives and the tension falls towards the end. Its fast and abrupt nature provokes an unrest in the reader as we acknowledge the horrible means to seize land; ironically called the land of the free. 

There is a big taboo surrounding colonialism and slavery, but the most powerful way to overcome it is through opening conversation around the subject. 

This slam poem opens up the conversation about reparations, acknowledgement and cultural appropriation. Something people have had to fight for; their right to be heard.

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