Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire audiobook

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems

By Warsan Shire

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    Available on 03/01/2022

    ISBN: 9780593412343

Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé's Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire. Mama, I made it out of your home, alive, raised by the voices in my head. With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way towards womanhood. Drawing from her own life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women, and teenage girls. In Shire's hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life: full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life: full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense. This is polychrome life: full of henna and moonlight and lipstick and turmeric and kohl. The long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets, this book is a blessing, an incantatory celebration of resilience and survival. Each reader will come away changed.

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Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé's Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire. Mama, I made it out of your home, alive, raised by the voices in my head. With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way towards womanhood. Drawing from her own life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women, and teenage girls. In Shire's hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life: full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life: full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense. This is polychrome life: full of henna and moonlight and lipstick and turmeric and kohl. The long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets, this book is a blessing, an incantatory celebration of resilience and survival. Each reader will come away changed.

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Author Bio: Warsan Shire

Author Bio: Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer, an artist and activist who uses her work to document narratives of journey and trauma. She has received various awards for her art. In 2013, she was awarded the Brunel University’s inaugural African Poetry Prize from 655 entrants. In 2013, she was named the first Young Poet Laureate for London. In 2014, she was chosen as poet-in-residence of Queensland, Australia. She has read her work internationally, including readings in South Africa, Italy, and Germany, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English