Asha Bandele

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Asha Bandele


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An award-winning author and journalist, asha bandele first attained recognition when she penned her 1999 debut book, The Prisoner’s Wife, a powerful, lyrical memoir about a young Black woman’s romance and marriage with a man who was serving a twenty-to-life sentence in prison. With the hope that they would live as a couple in the outside world, she became pregnant with a daughter. A former features editor for Essence Magazine, she returns with her latest memoir, Something Like Beautiful, the continuation of her love with Rashid and its ultimate loss, with another emotional disappointment and a serious bout of depression. She is also the author of two collections of poems and the novel, Daughter. She lives in Brooklyn with her daughter, Nisa ...more

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The Prisoner's Wife: A Memoir

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The Subtle Art of Breathing

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“I know it ain’t easy. But finally you got to let the hope of easy just go and think about what you need to do. How you can just be right. For yourself and most of all for that child.”
Asha Bandele, Daughter

“face the contradiction
that looks like u
that smells like u
that feels like u
and push out the violence
be unafraid to be a man
who confronts men about women
be unafraid to be a man
who confronts men
big mean-ass nasty men
be unafraid to be a man
who confronts
himself.

- Asha Bandele, 'In Response to a Brother's
Question About What He Should
Do When His Best Friend
Beats His Woman”
Asha Bandele, Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

“It was that love was all we had. And we needed so much more. All couples do. We needed common passions and interests and goals.”
Asha Bandele, The Prisoner's Wife: A Memoir

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