Vasant (Spring) 2020 Poems - Sabah Carrim




By Sabah Carrim


(Adj (of a person) finding intelligence sexually attractive or arousing))

Because suddenly everyone’s feeling


Has falling in love for the wrong reasons
become oh so normal
we had to invent a
brand new term


just to say


we are drawn to people with brains


Sabah Carrim has authored two novels, Humeirah and Semi-Apes, both set in Mauritius where she was born. Her short stories have been shortlisted and published in various competitions across the world. These include AfroYoung Adult Short Story Competition, organised by Goethe Institute South Africa, Small Islands Anthology competition organised by Commonwealth Foundation, Bristol Short Story Prize 2019, Odd Voice Out Press in the Not so Normal Narrators contest, and others. Sabah is also a scholar in Genocide Studies. Her first collection of poetry Flowers of Silence will be published this year.


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