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Our Men Do Not Belong To Us by Warsan Shire
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it was amazing
bookshelves: read2019, poetry

Warsan Shire is one of the poets I was hoping to get to during National Poetry Month and I received two collections through interlibrary loan.

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth was published first (2011) in the UK, by the English lottery funded mouthmark series. Our Men Do Not Belong To Us is actually a chapbook from the Seven New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook boxed set edited by Chris Abani and Kwami Dawes (2014) Most of the poems in this chapbook are also in the original collection, so just try for whichever is easiest to get to.

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet living in London. Her poems are visceral, about women's bodies and the grief they carry. They are about war and loss and migration, and the voices of different generations. She is also known for her poems used in the spoken word sections of Beyonce's Lemonade, but those poems are not found here.
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April 16, 2019 – Shelved
April 19, 2019 – Started Reading
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April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: read2019
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