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How to say Babylon: a memoir
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Published:
New York : 37Ink/Simon & Schuster, 2023.
Physical Desc:
x, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
11 copies, 3 people are on the wait list.

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Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair’s father, a volatile reggae musician and militant adherent to a strict sect of Rastafari, became obsessed with her purity, in particular, with the threat of what Rastas call Babylon, the immoral and corrupting influences of the Western world outside their home. He worried that womanhood would make Safiya and her sisters morally weak and impure, and believed a woman’s highest virtue was her obedience. In an effort to keep Babylon outside the gate, he forbade almost everything. In place of pants, the women in her family were made to wear long skirts and dresses to cover their arms and legs, head wraps to cover their hair, no make-up, no jewelry, no opinions, no friends. Safiya’s mother, while loyal to her father, nonetheless gave Safiya and her siblings the gift of books, including poetry, to which Safiya latched on for dear life. And as Safiya watched her mother struggle voicelessly for years under housework and the rigidity of her father’s beliefs, she increasingly used her education as a sharp tool with which to find her voice and break free. Inevitably, with her rebellion comes clashes with her father, whose rage and paranoia explodes in increasing violence. As Safiya’s voice grows, lyrically and poetically, a collision course is set between them.

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BIOGRAPHY Sinclair, S. 2023
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Edition:
First 37Ink/Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781982132330, 1982132337

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"Read with Jenna"--Jacket.
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Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair’s father, a volatile reggae musician and militant adherent to a strict sect of Rastafari, became obsessed with her purity, in particular, with the threat of what Rastas call Babylon, the immoral and corrupting influences of the Western world outside their home. He worried that womanhood would make Safiya and her sisters morally weak and impure, and believed a woman’s highest virtue was her obedience. In an effort to keep Babylon outside the gate, he forbade almost everything. In place of pants, the women in her family were made to wear long skirts and dresses to cover their arms and legs, head wraps to cover their hair, no make-up, no jewelry, no opinions, no friends. Safiya’s mother, while loyal to her father, nonetheless gave Safiya and her siblings the gift of books, including poetry, to which Safiya latched on for dear life. And as Safiya watched her mother struggle voicelessly for years under housework and the rigidity of her father’s beliefs, she increasingly used her education as a sharp tool with which to find her voice and break free. Inevitably, with her rebellion comes clashes with her father, whose rage and paranoia explodes in increasing violence. As Safiya’s voice grows, lyrically and poetically, a collision course is set between them.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Sinclair, S. (2023). How to say Babylon: a memoir. First 37Ink/Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, 37Ink/Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sinclair, Safiya. 2023. How to Say Babylon: A Memoir. New York, 37Ink/Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sinclair, Safiya, How to Say Babylon: A Memoir. New York, 37Ink/Simon & Schuster, 2023.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sinclair, Safiya. How to Say Babylon: A Memoir. First 37Ink/Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, 37Ink/Simon & Schuster, 2023.

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