"Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth" by Warsan Shire


TITLE: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

AUTHOR: Warsan Shire

PUBLISHER: Flipped Eye Publishing Ltd.

PUBLISHED DATE: December 29, 2011

ISBN: 978-1905233298

PAGES: 38

I held my breath for 38 pages.

Warsan Shire's poetry is piercing, electric, it won't break your heart, it'll eat it.

I came across this book on Amazon's new Prime Reading, and I was not ready. Shire speaks of abuse, and the life struggles of her Somali family. I'll probably need to re-read and dissect and analyze. It's been awhile since I've been so affected by poetry, and I welcome it. I've been suffering through a lot of books, and I appreciated this. I deserved this.

Recommendation: Read it!

Audience: Millennials and Beyond

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