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The Resource Teaching my mother how to give birth, Warsan Shire

Teaching my mother how to give birth, Warsan Shire

Label
Teaching my mother how to give birth
Title
Teaching my mother how to give birth
Statement of responsibility
Warsan Shire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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 Shire's debut pamphlet, we witness the unearthing of a poet who finds her way through all preconceptions to strike the heart directly. 'teaching my mother how to give birth' represents a refuge for womanhood and for exile, a chant of praise for resilience, a claiming of - and fierce pride in - motherhood with all its joys and challenges
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GZM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shire, Warsan
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.H52
LC item number
T43 2011
Literary form
poetry
Series statement
Mouthmark series
Series volume
no. 10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Somali poetry
  • English poetry
Label
Teaching my mother how to give birth, Warsan Shire
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What your mother told you after your father left -- Your mother's first kiss -- Things we had lost in the summer -- Maymuun's mouth -- Grandfather's hands -- Bone -- Snow -- Birds -- Beauty -- The kitchen -- Fire -- When we last saw your father -- You were conceived -- Trying to swim with God -- Questions for Miriam -- Conversations about home -- Old Spice -- My foreign wife is dying and does not want to be touched -- Ugly -- Tea with our grandmothers -- In love and in war
Control code
ocn829114126
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
34 pages
Isbn
9781905233298
Lccn
2016417135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Teaching my mother how to give birth, Warsan Shire
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What your mother told you after your father left -- Your mother's first kiss -- Things we had lost in the summer -- Maymuun's mouth -- Grandfather's hands -- Bone -- Snow -- Birds -- Beauty -- The kitchen -- Fire -- When we last saw your father -- You were conceived -- Trying to swim with God -- Questions for Miriam -- Conversations about home -- Old Spice -- My foreign wife is dying and does not want to be touched -- Ugly -- Tea with our grandmothers -- In love and in war
Control code
ocn829114126
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
34 pages
Isbn
9781905233298
Lccn
2016417135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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