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Rise and Fall of My Beloved is a collection of poetry and prose about resilience-about the experience of stigma and rejection, disease and suffering, love and care, loss and grief-and also a testimony of gratitude, forgiveness and togetherness. Each of its three parts is a journey through life's struggles, pain and loss, all of which require an inner force to overcome, bui ...more
Kindle Edition, 59 pages
Published October 26th 2020 by Tellwell Talent
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Gregory Maleme
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very inspirational book, this book describes truthful and sadness in the story. It hurts that loved ones has to suffer and it hurts losing someone that the person was closed to. It such a tragic ending for both brother, sister and their family. It”s devastating when death leads to consequences for many family and friends. The describe as truthful event in the story. The book is very emotional, heartbreaking, sadness journey towards the end, and suffering.
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I received a free digital copy of this collection through a giveaway hosted on GoodReads.

There are few things more heartbreaking in life than losing someone you care about. In The Rise and Fall of My Beloved, Maa helps her brother live on through her words, eulogizing him through narrative poems about his fight to be seen and respected in life, only to be cut down in his prime by the very cells within his body. It is also a warning about the importance of proper sexual education and medical care
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Mary Shaw
Mar 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written, courageous and emotional. The author bares her soul, pulls back a curtain and walks us through her brother's life journey. I have long been grieved by the pandemic of AIDS in Africa but this collection of poetry is so raw with emotion that anyone who reads it will be moved. While this story, told in poetry, is a so so sad there is an uplifting message that "love conquers all" even death. Utanu has written a very powerful book and I am happy to have read it. ...more
Utanu Maa
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This book is an empowering poetry in hard times, a great lesson of resilience and gratitude despite challenges. Gratitude is fundamental to building resilience to overcome loss, grief, disease or pandemic, and struggles of all kinds. An inspirational testimony of love and forgiveness. A reflection on compassion and human's dignity. An emotional read based on a true personal experience. ...more
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