Suzan Kim

United States

Suzan Kim (United States) published:

Cannibalism: a Scarring Single Story

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2017

On the shores of the Pakaa Nova River, indigenous natives to Brazil once held a typical funeral: ritual wailing, removing visceral organs, roasting the body to be eaten.
 
Beth A. Conklin, a cultural and medical anthropologist who specializes in the ethnography of civilizations in lowland South America, writes in her book, Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society, the stories of the Wari’. This group of natives once lived in seven villages deep within the Brazilian Amazon...

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Suzan Kim (United States) published:

Hibiscus Locks

PROMPT: Letter Writing Competition 2016

Dear Cassidy,
 
Happy Birthday! Unless you turn out to be one of those once-in-a-blue-moon prodigies that can read before you’ve learned to walk, this letter will mean nothing to you. Perhaps you’ll rediscover these pages when you’re older and they will still mean nothing to you. Or maybe they will. Regardless, let’s make a metaphorical toast to this first of many letters to come.
 
Earlier today I was in a hair salon, where the walls were covered in...

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