Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Warsan Shire

Narrated By: Warsan Shire

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: April 2017

Duration: 0 hours 30 minutes

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

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