Listening to Africa
I have never visited Africa, but after reading this poetry, I feel that I have a better understanding of the world that is Africa. I believe Raab's poetry is as dynamic as an artis...more
Raab writes about love, family, and healing. The core of her poetry is about her children and her father, but Listening to Africa is about so much more as well.
Seeing the struggles that many people in the world suffer with, she writes how...more
"Visiting This New Continent
If I squeeze my eyes closed
and blink them open again,
would it feel like
a moon landing
by a battered spaceship?"
Diana writes about the sights and sounds of Africa, the beauty and the sadness of it. I enjoyed all the poems, especially The Gentlest Animal, a giraffe.
"the giraffe is much more creative
it seems because of where he reaches for his sustenance."
Love of family is at...more
Diana Raab shared her experience with her family as they did a tour of Africa. The result was Listening to Africa. She penn...more
Diana has such a gift with her words and imagery. You feel as if you are with her in every rememberance of Africa. Her prose is beautiful and flows as smoothly as the Rio Grande. The pictures in the book accompanying the text, equally beautiful.
If you want a great recollection of life in Africa and imaginative poetry, this volume is for you.
Her memoir, REGINA'S CLOSET: FINDING MY GRANDMOTHER'S SECRET JOURNAL won the 2008 National Indie Excellence Award for Memoir and the 2009 Mom's Choice Award for Adult Nonfiction, as well as other high honors.
She has two poetry collections, MY...more