Wednesday, October 9, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Downtown
Fahira Róisín shares poems from her new collection, How to Cure a Ghost.
Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, Fariha Róisín’s poetry book is a collection of her thoughts as a young, queer, Muslim femme navigating the difficulties of her intersectionality. Simultaneously, this compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Róisín and her mother, her platonic and romantic heartbreaks, and the cognitive dissonance felt as a result of being so divided among her broad spectrum of identities.
“When I first encountered Fariha’s writing, I let out a sigh of relief. Was it refreshing? Yes. But there was something more. Her words allow us to feel visible. Fariha’s writing has the power to heal and transform. She pulls you into her stories until you’re at the edge of your seat, emphatically rooting for her subjects.”
— Rupi Kuar
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer, editor, and podcaster based in Brooklyn. Her writing often explores Muslim identity, race, pop culture, and film. It also examines the intersection of queerness and being a femme of color while navigating a white world. She has written for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Fusion, Village Voice and others.