Fatimah Asghar’s first collection of poetry, If They Come for Us, is a warning about the consequences of ignoring history | Lit Feature | Chicago Reader

Fatimah Asghar’s first collection of poetry, If They Come for Us, is a warning about the consequences of ignoring history 

The Brown Girls cocreator examines the effects of her own family’s trauma.

Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar

Cassidy Kristiansen

The Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 is rarely spoken about in American history classes, much less in poetry books. The forced migration of 14 million people—Muslims to Pakistan, Hindus to India—left divisions that families still grieve over today. Writer Fatimah…

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