Hiking Through the Colonial History of America’s National Parks
There’s a religious ring to the language of appreciating public lands in America. But, as a South Asian woman and a first-generation immigrant, I am not a welcome pilgrim.
I had read online that the Yosemite Valley is enchanting in spring. The sun begins to thaw the snow, producing a deluge that oozes from the lips of giant rocks. Sheer granite slopes burst into water songs.
Discovery of the Yosemite
Torsa Ghosal is the author of a book of literary criticism, Out of Mind (Ohio State University Press), and an experimental novella, Open Couplets (Yoda Press, India). Her fiction and essays have appeared in Necessary Fiction, Literary Hub, Catapult, Bustle, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English at California State University.
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