Indo-Guyanese Women Poets

Footnotes for "Earth is Brown"

Stanza Two
Dhoti: Baggy, loose-fitting loincloth.

Stanza Three
Daadi: Guyanese patois for daddy.

Stanza Four
Paddy: A field where rice is grown, but also referring to rice itself.

Stanza Five
Tiger Bay: Neighborhood in Georgetown, Guyana.

Stanza Six
Hannuman/Hanuman: Hindu God.
Logie: Long, one-story homes that indentured laborers lived in during British indenture (est. 1850s to 1917).
Tabla: Indian percussion instrument.

Stanza Seven
Ghoola/Jhoola: Translated from Hindu, ghoola could mean swing or hammock.

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