Faces of Five O'Clock


Faces of Five O'Clock by Kaushayla Bannjeri



In these passionate and beautiful poems, Kaushalya Bannerji invites readers to accompany her on many journeys: by airplane and by foot, to Lima, to Amsterdam, or to the other side of town. Erotic journeys over the intimately familiar yet inexhaustibly surprising territory of a lover's body. Her voice is defiant and rebellious, gentle and irresistibly sensual. Her poems dare to venture into war zones in Bosnia and Panama, and into the war zone without boundaries which exists between men and women. She brings with her everywhere a proud consciousness of her own identity as a lesbian of colour, and she claims a place for herself even in the darkest and most dangerous outposts of human experience.