Amagi by Sagar Prakash Khatnani

By Sagar Prakash Khatnani

¿Qué harías si tuvieses el mismo sueño cada noche, un sueño en el que el destino te estuviera llamando a iniciar el viaje de tu vida?

Yuseph Wahed es un ingenuo muchacho de ad-Dār al-Baīḍaʾ (Casablanca) que se ve obligado a abandonar su hogar para revelar el significado de una misteriosa palabra que se manifiesta en sus sueños desde que nació: «Amagi». En este viaje hacia el descubrimiento de sí mismo a través del norte de África, extraños y terribles acontecimientos le rasgarán l. a. inocencia y harán cicatrizar en él las dolorosas pero necesarias marcas de los angeles vida.

Serán también aquellos días memorables en los que el joven Yuseph descubra las verdades más preciadas del ser humano: l. a. soledad, los angeles amistad, el amor y los angeles pérdida.

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One of the things this collection explores implicitly is this profession’s interesting geography, the spaces in which our bodies exist and profess. As Simone James Alexander points out, the real time of the classroom is only one such space; for her, as for several of the other writers in this collection, the space of the essay is a place in which what happened there is unpacked and worked out, eventually to return to a new teaching space. Our students, similarly, work through the classroom time in their assignments, e-mails, office-hour visits, course evaluations, and nowadays in Internet discussion lists as well.

I invited guests to class and set the pace so that people could connect with each other—somebody to somebody. I asked students to write at the end of term about one or two things in our work together that were really important to them. A young man wrote that the class visit from a lifelong activist was the most important thing that had happened for him. He said, “People always tell me that it is alright to be an idealist when you are young, but that you have to give it up as you grow older. When I met her, I knew that was wrong.

The pain of these contradictions can bring us to such a yearning for a disembodied certainty that we deny ourselves a richness of purpose and surrender others to an epistemology of expediency. We know the pain in our bodies, just as we know the glory. We see the pain of being shut down; its evidence is apparent in the defensive hunches of gathered bodies at faculty meetings and conferences where we anxiously pile up the modern-day cyberequivalents of mimeographed handouts. As George Eliot writes in Middlemarch: It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy; to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be fully 20 B ET T Y S MITH F RANKLIN possessed of the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of passion, the energy of action.

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