"Weeping is Singing": after the war, a transnational lament
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Paghaya. Deep weeping. Pag-haaaa-ya. The wail is in the middle syllable. For some, a stifled exhalation; for others, a near-scream, but always the breath travels the full distance from the groin to the gut, welling up to the throat. It is a weeping that is not about this or that moment. It has a history as long as the distance covered by that breath.