“notes to future kin and past selves” by Moni Brar
Manahil Bandukwala on “notes to future kin and past selves” by Moni Brar
Moni Brar’s “notes to future kin and past selves” is in beautiful conversation with Bhanu Kapil’s prose poems. Colonial inheritances fade away, instead giving space to simply being.
Born in northern India, Moni Brar now lives on unsurrendered territories of the Treaty 7 region and Syilx Okanagan Nation. Her writing explores the interrelation of time, place and identity in the immigrant experience, diasporan guilt, intergenerational trauma, and colonization. She believes art contains the possibility of healing. Her work appears in PRISM, Passages North, Hobart, Vallum, Existere, and others.