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From the long voyage by ship from pre-partitioned India to the British West Indies, to the brief voyage by flight from Guyana to JFK International Airport, my identity carries with it the weight of two migrations. The first undertaken by forced detention, the second by way of a stamped visa.
Sometimes, I refer to myself as simply “Indian” even though many South Asians would not regard me as such.
Her hanging gold earrings, shaped like a bunch of grapes, were glistening under the fluorescent classroom lights.
She moved to Connecticut before the end of the school year, but I still remember her face so well.
It is often just easier to provide an answer that people can easily understand rather than undertake the laborious process of explaining the geographic quandary of being brown but not directly from South Asia.
It is why bursts of Caribbean intonation in Rihanna’s voice blanket me in the comfort of home, while the ballads of A. Rahman awaken pained demons within me, crying to connect with a history that was ripped from my hands long before I was born.These were practices that resulted from the realization of the desperate need to replace lost slave labor in an expedient manner subsequent to the abolition of slavery. between the Indo-Guyanese and the Afro-Guyanese has endured throughout the development of Guyanese history—well after independence from Britain and right up to the most recent Guyanese presidential elections in 2015.Women were the most vulnerable to this form of “recruitment” and many were commonly used by their European managers for sex while working on plantations. It is from this traumatic history of detention, servitude, sexual violence, and rejection that my heritage emerges.Despite having this rich, multicultural background, my Indian heritage has played the largest role in both my upbringing and my understanding of myself.It is the heritage that governs the traditions that I’ve grown up with, and that inform my decisions with respect to who I identify as my cultural kin.