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This poem is about the hurricanes which hit England in the late 1980s. It is implied that the poet did not feel comfortable in the alien culture of England until something Caribbean came to England, making her realise that everywhere is the same: "…the earth is the earth is the earth." It is a poem which extols the virtues of combining cultures, showing that one should keep one's cultural identity in foreign lands.
• The author uses the language of her culture to describe the hurricane, comparing it to ancient African gods. She shows that she has not rejected her culture and is still capable of seeing things in terms of her native culture.
• The poet's heart is "unchained" by the hurricane which breaks "…the frozen lake in me." There is a clear implication that she has felt trapped in England and by riding the hurricane (a global event, of course) she finds her freedom.
• The final lines of the poem are a plea for multiculturalism and a pride in one's own culture. The poet has realised that she can only be free and happy in England if she stops yearning for her own culture and accepts that that culture is a part of her: she brought it to England with her just as the hurricane has brought a feeling of the Caribbean to England.
Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan
This is another poem which deals with living in an alien culture. The narrator does not know what Pakistan is like: she can only imagine from old photographs and the traditional clothes which her aunts send her. The writer gives us the sense that she feels isolated, torn between two cultures, half-English", "of no fixed nationality".
• What do the clothes symbolise? The narrator longs for "denim and corduroy" and feels that the clothes on her are like "fire", yet she admires them. She is expressing a...