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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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This sky which is not blue

This sky which is not blue

(p.267) This sky which is not blue (p.268)

Trinh T. Minh-ha

Fordham University Press

This chapter examines the portentous implications of a sky that is not blue. More than mere metaphor, the chapter indicates atmospheric and geographical phenomenon which can be attributed to the sky's more grayish hue. It illustrates a different kind of violence—a natural disaster that might not be, after all, quite natural, as even these disasters have come to displace individuals—to turn people into “refugees.” Yet, despite this seeming prelude to destruction and the bleak future imminent in a violence-wracked world, the chapter invites the reader to cast aside cynicism and indifference in order to make a difference and to take one's destiny in hand.

Keywords:   sky, blue, violence, refugees, disasters, natural disasters

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