teaching my mother how to give birth

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Warsan Shire’s début pamphlet, in which we witness the unearthing of a poet who finds her way through all preconceptions to strike the heart directly.

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

Additional information

Dimensions 21.3 × 13.8 × 0.2 cm
Author

Genre

Poetry

Series

Mouthmark

Binding

Pamphlet

Publication Date

29 December 2011

Number of Pages

38

Language

English

ISBN 13

9781905233298

Publisher

flipped eye publishing

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