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Shakirah Bourne is a Barbadian author and filmmaker. Her stories have been featured in several literary journals, and she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2019. Her self-published collection of short fiction, In Time of Need, won the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Literary Fiction, and her middle grade fantasy, Josephine Against the Sea, was published by Scholastic in 2021. @shakirahwrites

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26 Feb 2024

I can’t say any of this to the man next to me because he is wearing a tie
Language blasts through the malicious intentions and blows them to ash. Language rises triumphant over fangs and claws. Language, in other words, is presented as something more than a medium for communication. Language, regardless of how it is purposed, must be recognized as a weapon.
verb 4 [C] to constantly be at war, spill your blood and drink. to faint and revive yourself. to brag of your scars.
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