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    • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

    • By: Warsan Shire
    • Narrated by: Warsan Shire
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Average at its Best

    • By Janelle on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $5.59