• Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

  • By: Warsan Shire
  • Narrated by: Warsan Shire
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-18-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (40 ratings)

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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 début, we witness the unearthing of a poet who finds her way through all preconceptions to strike the heart directly.
©2013 Warsan Shire (P)2017 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Curtrice Dorsey on 03-17-18

Beautiful and Brilliant

A beautiful and brilliant collection of poetry that paints vibrant imagery that seduces and shocks the soul.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Olivia on 02-18-18

Beautiful

What made the experience of listening to Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth the most enjoyable?

Warsan Shire has a beautiful voice and stunning delivery. This is a striking book of poetry that has a way of taking you away to your past and inspiring the imagination.

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