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Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

by Warsan Shire
Warsan Shire

Audiobook

2 of 3 copies available

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

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Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781524774264
  • File size: 14554 KB
  • Release date: April 18, 2017
  • Duration: 00:30:18

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781524774264
  • File size: 14554 KB
  • Release date: April 18, 2017
  • Duration: 00:30:19
  • Number of parts: 1

2 of 3 copies available

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Poetry

Languages

English

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

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