An amazing and poignant speech by Dr. Zakiah Ali on growing up as a Muslim in India during the Partition.
(Her speech begins at 6:55 minutes into the audio).
Click on this link to listen to the audio: http://theshopclerk.com/uuq-pod/110-GrowingUpMuslimInIndia.mp3
I end with some words from my heart.
I have only one country In this wide world, there is a single town on this earth. I still live there. I still feel the scent of that earth when the first drops of rain touch it. I still live in that country, though I am separated from it by oceans and mountains. I still imagine it as one country. I still live in that same small town, in a house with my own room, where I laugh and cry, Where I pour my songs and my sighs, And have learned to spin my blended yarn of life