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LovecidalWalking with the Disappeared$
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Trinh T. Minh-ha

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823271092

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823271092.001.0001

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Walk for rain

Walk for rain

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(p.179) Walk for rain (p.180)
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Lovecidal
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Trinh T. Minh-ha

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271092.003.0011

This chapter illustrates the healing and nourishing powers of rain as portrayed in another walk—this time with the persona caught by a sudden rainfall, who journeys on despite the apparent inconvenience. Here, the rain is presented as natural, and very much welcome and desirable, and a wholly pedestrian experience despite the commonly held assumption that getting “caught in the rain” is rarely perceived as a good occurrence. Alongside these reflections are further insights on wartime attitudes as well as a brief flashback into the author's time visiting Senegal, where the intense heat of the day gives way to a sudden downpour, and the attitudes of the locals and the foreigners toward the change in weather is hereto compared and contrasted.

Keywords:   rain, Senegal, walks, heat, droughts, wetness

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