Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (Mouthmark)

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (Mouthmark) Author Warsan Shire
ISBN-10 1905233299
ISBN-13 9781905233298
Year 2011-12-29
Pages 38
Language English
Publisher flipped eye publishing limited
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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 dbut 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

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