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Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374596
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7459-6
Book Chapter

By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Chicken Feet 6 Chicken feet. Becoming chicken feet. My hands: scaly, reptilian, taloned. The rash and pustules are drying out and sloughing off, flakes of brittle skin. There is a compulsion to pick and peel, this skin that is me, uncannily so half dead and half alive. This body alien, prehistoric...
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...The Chicken or the Egg 11 It s time to get up, it s time, it s time, it s time to get up. But you cannot move, in- ertia spreads through your veins, leaks into the air, blankets the room. Your body is a loaf of unleavened bread, heavy, sinking. She knows that if her limbs were liftable, if she...
Book Chapter

By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Chicken Joke 17 A man believes he is a grain of seed. He is taken to a mental institution, where the doctors do their best finally to convince him that he is not a grain, but a man. No sooner has he left the hospital than he comes back, very scared, claiming that there is a chicken outside the door...
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By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-062
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Chicken Shit 62 There is a Shambhala saying, You do not just want to work with chicken shit; you want to work with the chicken itself. I take these words to mean something like this: Chicken shit may be messy and stinky and time- consuming to deal with, but as a task it can almost invisibly...
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-082
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...The Last Chicken Standing 82 july 2018 Sabrina died last night. The third chicken to hit the dust. We always imagined that she, the imperious one, would be the last to go. But in the past weeks she started ailing, eating less, losing interest in dried worms, not responding when her name was called...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
Published: 28 June 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394976-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9497-6
Published: 14 November 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381952-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8195-2
Published: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375227-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7522-7
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003335-080
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0333-5
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394679-064
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9467-9
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Chickens Saved My Life 1 september 28, 2011 Chickens changed my life. Saved my life. Though it is also true to say that as we ride the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness, and death, many things, people, and events change what we call life. A life is merely a conglomeration, a concat- enation...
Published: 12 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7389-6
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Why Chickens, 7 or Homage to Gloria I remained loyal, as a man would to a bride whom his family received with open ridicule. Now it is my turn to wear the smile, as I listen to the enthusiastic cackling of urbanites, who have suddenly taken up the hen socially and who fill the air with the newfound...
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-057
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Phobia 57 the chickens come home to roost Now take your average brain tumor. Who gets brain tumors? Intellectuals get brain tumors, that s who. And heart attacks? Well, if you re emotionally fucked up, you ll get a heart at- tack for Christmas. All my life or for as long as I can remember I have...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396352-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9635-2
Published: 09 August 1985
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382959-063
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8295-9
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
.... The chapter juxtaposes the worsening situation in the 1960s and early ’70s as the nationalist struggle turns increasingly violent. Mapfumo sings his first songs in Shona. When he moves to the Mhangura mine to sing and drum with the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, he and guitarist Joshua Dube begin to...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... in the 1960s and early ’70s as the nationalist struggle turns increasingly violent. Mapfumo sings his first songs in Shona. When he moves to the Mhangura mine to sing and drum with the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band, he and guitarist Joshua Dube begin to experiment with adapting mbira music for rock...