Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

"Literary pointillism on a funked-out canvas."

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  • Author : Warsan Shire
  • Publisher : Lightning Source Incorporated
  • Pages : 34 pages
  • ISBN : 9781905233298
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The N Word

The N Word
  • Author : Jabari Asim
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 04 August 2008
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A renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. The N Word reveals how the term “nigger” has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America over the four hundred years since it was first spoken on our shores. Jabari Asim pinpoints Thomas Jefferson as the source of our enduring image of the “nigger.” In a seminal but now obscure essay, Jefferson marshaled a welter of pseudoscience to define the

Her Blue Body

Her Blue Body
  • Author : Warsan Shire
  • Publisher : Flipped Eye Publishing Limited
  • Release : 19 November 2015
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Through her role as London's first Young Poet Laureate, Warsan Shire turned her eye to the city, interrogating the capital and its continuing transformation, even while lending voice to its oft unheard or under-represented communities and spaces. Collecting work authored during Shire's tenure, 'Her Blue Body' stands as testament and witness, negotiating the complexities of heritage, cultural sensitivity, sensuality, trauma and womanhood, framed and ordered by a sequence of memorial poems, focused through the lens of Shire's intimate and unflinching

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter
  • Author : Aja Monet
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release : 01 May 2017
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I am 27 and have never killed a man but I know the face of death as if heirloom my country memorizes murder as lullaby —from “For Fahd” Textured with the sights and sounds of growing up in East New York in the nineties, to school on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the olive groves of Palestine, My Mother Is a Freedom Fighter is Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who

The Birth Of A Mother

The Birth Of A Mother
  • Author : Daniel N. Stern,Nadia Bruschweiler-Stern,N Stern
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 03 December 1998
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As you prepare to become a mother, you face an experience unlike any other in your life. Having a baby will redirect your preferences and pleasures and, most likely, will realign some of your values.As you undergo this unique psychological transformation, you will be guided by new hopes, fears, and priorities. In a most startling way, having a child will influence all of your closest relationships and redefine your role in your family’s history. The charting of this

Latitudes of Longing

Latitudes of Longing
  • Author : Shubhangi Swarup
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 19 May 2020
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A sweeping, lyrical debut about the love and longing between humanity and the earth itself, by a major new literary talent from India “Astonishing and completely original, Shubhangi Swarup’s magical novel will change the way you see people—and landscapes, forests, the oceans, snow deserts.”—Nilanjana S. Roy A spellbinding work of literature, Latitudes of Longing follows the interconnected lives of characters searching for true intimacy. The novel sweeps across India, from an island, to a valley, a city,

Penguin Modern Poets 3

Penguin Modern Poets 3
  • Author : Malika Booker,Sharon Olds,Warsan Shire
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 26 January 2017
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The latest volume in Penguin Modern Poets series - moving and unflinchingly honest poems from three different cultures about experiences of the female body, the family, sexual politics and conflict Your Family, Your Body features the work of Malika Booker, the Guyanese-British writer and performer behind London- and Chicago-based collective Malika's Kitchen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sharon Olds, one of America's most brilliant, beloved and candid voices; and Warsan Shire, the award-winning poet and first ever Young Poetry Laureate of London

Who Wants To Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems?

Who Wants To Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems?
  • Author : Gwee Li Sui
  • Publisher : Landmark Books Pte Ltd
  • Release : 24 February 2021
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It feels unkind to reveal a long-held secret of Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? published in 1988 – the published form, known and loved for years, is quite unlike the poet’s original manuscript. In 1998, when Landmark Books sought to introduce Gwee Li Sui, it reckoned that a slim, focused volume could showcase his distinct voice better. That decision had led to the manuscript being halved and its shape changed subtly. Also, Who Wants to Buy a Book of

The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale of Despereaux
  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release : 08 September 2009
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A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who

Bone

Bone
  • Author : Yrsa Daley-Ward
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 24 February 2021
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From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society's expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward's bone resonate to

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
  • Author : Morgan Parker
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release : 14 February 2017
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A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring A Paris Review Staff Pick A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." —Terrance Hayes The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the

The Book in the Cathedral

The Book in the Cathedral
  • Author : Christopher de Hamel
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 06 August 2020
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From the bestselling author of Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts, a captivating account of the last surviving relic of Thomas Becket The assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 is one of the most famous events in European history. It inspired the largest pilgrim site in medieval Europe and many works of literature from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral and Anouilh's Becket. In a brilliant piece of historical detective work, Christopher de Hamel