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Schizophrenia and Multiculturalism Book 2

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By Moeze Lalji

ISBN: 9781847478160
Published: 2009
Pages: 136
Key Themes: poetry, individual experience, global politics, mental illness, compassion

Description

This is Lalji's second collection of poetry, and, without doubt, his skills are growing.

Deceptively simple at first glance, this collection draws on Ismaili traditions and forms whilst reflecting contemporary global, British and individual concerns. English and Ismaili are used together in poems, throwing light on each other. And some poems are strikingly modern. The festivities and customs of many countries and groups are celebrated and discussed with a view to greater understanding and sympathy.

Perhaps, most impressively, whilst these poems appeal to our intellect and suggest our need to think about the issues of today, they have the power to move one suddenly, and unexpectedly, to tears.

About the Author

Moeze Lalji was born in Uganda in 1958 and came to England as a refugee in 1972.

He was a paperboy in his school days, then went to West Hill Secondary School in Stalybridge, then to Tameside College, then to Leeds Polytechnic, then worked for a small firm of chartered accountants, then worked for a bank, then with his wife owned a sub-post office, then worked for a property company.

Later he had a break down and suffers from schizophrenia. He belongs to the Ismaili community and has his faith in the Aga Khan, which keeps him alive with the obvious support from the mental health team.

His young brother died from schizophrenia.

He is very grateful to Jason Pegler for giving him support and the encouragement to be part of society and feel wanted through the poems, which he finds therapeutic. He never believed he would get this far in his life, but Jason has made it possible for him.

Moeze wants to help mental health sufferers so he is donating his poems to the Chipmunka Foundation who help mental health sufferers. Moeze also donates poems to various charities.

Moeze really says thank you to Jason and his team. May God bless you all in your good work for society by providing an enabling environment .

Book Extract

SONGS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN

Songs should make you cry
Only when you do not respect your mum
Now how will you tell mum
Going back to mum to say sorry is humiliating
Songs should make you cry
Only when you do not respect your mum
Fighting began for umbrellas
When mankind was born on this beautiful planet
All the pure babies of the world drank the same milk
Respect they had for mum because of the milk
In the rain all the babies became wet
Now how will you tell mum
All the pure babies of the world drank the same milk
Fighting began for umbrellas
Gone was the respect for mum
Holding the umbrellas tight is all they cared for with muscles
All the pure babies of the world drank the same milk
Now how will you tell mum
In the rain all the babies became wet
Songs should make you cry
The babies go to their mums proud of their umbrellas
All the pure babies of the world drank the same milk
Now how will you tell mum

MISCARRIAGE

My dearest wife our fruits never entered life
In your mind I could see confusion with God
Saw your endless cries create an ocean for God
Closed became your heart taking away the roses of life
Adoption while visiting Karachi came to our hearts
Roshni (light) of God a baby girl came into our life
Roshni (light) of God a baby girl came into our life
In your mind I could see confusion lifting with God
Adoption while visiting Karachi came to our hearts
God writes stories making you cry and laugh
Even the souls of miscarriage wait in heaven

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