Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth by Warsan Shire

The book feels like two walls closing in, a feeling that is needed because that’s what reality does.

The tragicness in most of the poems trigger a challenge to the reader to think about Rape, sexual and the offenders that live amongst us. Challenging you to assume the position of those in war and an immigrant, and not the outsider view we always have to judge and inferior the other. It reminds you to see and acknowledge those that mean the most to you but mostly your after thought. 

Loved reading the book, would’ve loved more of it. In terms of style, though not ‘conventional’ like Saul Williams would write his poetry, the simple writing style makes it impactful.

My favorite is, “Conversations About Home”

5/5 Stars

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