Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

Poetry
Hardback Published on: 10/03/2022
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Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Bless Warsan Shire
I'm not usually one for reading poetry for leisure. Usually, I find it too difficult to focus on, too difficult to imagine or to connect with. Warsan Shire... READ MORE
L
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
A touching and beautiful collection
Warshan Shire is truly one of the greatest voices of our time. Every poem blends trauma and hope so vividly that I was left mesmerised. An incredible colle... READ MORE
Lucy
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
An arresting and beautiful collection about migration, womanhood, and survival
Warsan Shire is a brilliant poet, and this collection is full of emotion and trauma, it is totally raw and honest. She speaks of belonging, family, and the... READ MORE
Rebecca at Tunbridge Wells
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Raw, Provocative Perfect Poems
This is Shire's debut collection and it's a marvel. Everything about this book is fantastic. The bold cover art by Natalie Osborne, the afro comb print end... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Beautiful and moving
'Bless the Daughter' is a wonderful collection of poetry which explores a girl's journey towards womanhood. The themes of migration, family, love and loss ... READ MORE
Emer Walsh

Synopsis

The debut collection from the voice of a generation – Beyoncé-annointed poet Warsan Shire.

Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma and resilience from the award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire, celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé's Lemonade and Black Is King.

With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a girl who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way toward womanhood. Drawing from her own life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women and teenage girls. These are noisy lives, full of music and weeping and surahs. These are fragrant lives, full of blood and perfume and jasmine. These are polychrome lives, full of moonlight and turmeric and kohl.

The long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets is a blessing, an incantatory celebration of survival. Each reader will come away changed.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784743703
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 202 x 136 x 16 mm

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Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
A truly heartbreaking collection
Warsan Shire conveys so vividly the plight of refugees fighting to stay alive and of immigrants disconnected from the the life they knew and the life they ... READ MORE
Siobhan  Graham
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
A truly heartbreaking collection
Warsan Shire conveys so vividly the plight of refugees fighting to stay alive and of immigrants disconnected from the life they knew and the life they wish... READ MORE
Siobhan  Graham
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Powerful collection of feminist poetry
‘No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well. …You only leave home when... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan