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Teaching my mother how to give birth

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London : Mouthmark series, 2011.
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34 pages ; 22 cm.
Fair Oaks
811 S558 2011
811 S558 2011
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Shire, W. (2011). Teaching my mother how to give birth. First edition. London, Mouthmark series.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shire, Warsan, 1988-. 2011. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth. London, Mouthmark series.

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Shire, Warsan, 1988-, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth. London, Mouthmark series, 2011.

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Shire, Warsan. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth. First edition. London, Mouthmark series, 2011.

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