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The Uppsala Library Archives 2013

I saw the ghost of Herman Lundborg
googling our genocide yesterday;
a pale professor ordering a photo of our
abused great grandmothers —
for science.

“naked women captured
by the colonial gaze
speaks to me
on an aesthetic level”, he said,

“the mixing of blood is a crime
that has to be studied
in detail”, he said

“the erasure of names in order to
present pictures of children’s genitalia to the public
is justified”, he said

as he clicked his way through
the generational wounds of our people.

“lest you should ever forget your
prescribed roles
as silenced Others”.


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