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Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
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Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (Paperback)

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What elevates 'teaching my mother how to give birth', what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaiming the more nuanced truths of earlier times - as in Tayeb Salih's work - and translating to the realm of lyric the work of the likes of Nawal El Saadawi. As Rumi said, "Love will find its way through all languages on its own"; in 'teaching my mother how to give birth', Warsan's debut pamphlet, we witness the unearthing of a poet who finds her way through all preconceptions to strike the heart directly. Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer who is based in London. Born in 1988, she is an artist and activist who uses her work to document narratives of journey and trauma. Warsan has read her work internationally, including recent readings in South Africa, Italy and Germany, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.



Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Flipped Eye Publishing Limited Publication Date: 29/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9781905233298  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer who is based in London. Born in 1988, she is an artist and activist who uses her work to document narratives of journey and trauma. Warsan has read her work internationally, including recent readings in South Africa, Italy and Germany, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Warsan Shire's collection Teaching My Mother to Give Birth opens with a quote from Audre Lorde - "Mother, loosen my tongue or adorn me with a lighter burden". I'm sure you listened to Lemonade - Shire's poetry featured prominently throughout Beyonce's album. It's a beautiful and intense collection, and at only £4 is well worth picking up alongside Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey or Amanda Lovelace's The Princess Saves Herself in This One, if you haven't already. Warsan Shire's full collection is due this year.

- 28/12/2016
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