Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

  • by Warsan Shire
  • Narrated by Warsan Shire
  • 0 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 d├ębut, we witness the unearthing of a poet who finds her way through all preconceptions to strike the heart directly.

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Simply Magnificent

Heavy heart from listening to the beautifully composed words of Warsan Shire. Paints a vivid picture of her poetry.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio