As a woman of color myself, this book is an vivid and accurate depiction of the inner conflict and celebration of being a black woman. Tamara covers a wide array of experiences, stages, feelings, and stereotypes throughout the book. It’s a venture that is emotional and intimate that shows both humility and pride. Everyone can learn from and enjoy this book. It’s an intense piece of cultural dialogue shown through many perceptions such as “the old church lady”, a mother, a vulnerable child, etc. This is a book that I am proud to show of
A Langston Hughes for our times, Tamara Woods writes like a woman on fire. At times fierce, at times exquisitely vulnerable, these poems seethe with a pathos unique to the experience of black women, and yet universal to the tragedy and triumph in us all. Read this book, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself crouching in it’s pages.
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Here lives Tamara Woods: author, poet, lover of kittens, and all things orange. Learn how to tweak your writing and own your muse here. Find her poetry collections, short story anthologies, fictions novels, here. To read poems, short stories, and to learn more about the books she loves, go to her blog PenPaperPad. If you love it here, feel free to sign up for the mailing list. She promises to not fill your inbox with a bunch of nonsense and noise, and to use the force for good instead of evil. Read more…
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