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Review: Dreams that Spell the Light, by Shanta Acharya

(Taking a different tack on identity) Shanta Acharya's Dreams That Spell The Light philosophise on the spiritual intersection between locus and human existence, dancing with colour and luminosity, her poems beautiful and considered. Occasional humour leavens this serious fare. Beyond Belief describes the Aboriginals' astonishment at seeing fully-clothed Englishmen, disembarked from Cook's ship Endeavour: They hid their manhood; were they men at all? The British sailors were duly ordered to display their genitalia - to the great admiration of the crowd!