Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth Book

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

  • Author : Warsan Shire
  • Publisher : Lightning Source Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2011-12-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 1905233299

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth Excerpt :

"Literary pointillism on a funked-out canvas."

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

  • Author : Warsan Shire
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-03-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735239814

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head Excerpt :

Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé's Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire. “The beautifully crafted poems in this collection are fiercely tender gifts.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist and Hunger Mama, I made it/out of your home/alive, raised by the/voices in my head. With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way towards womanhood. Drawing from her own life, 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. In Shire's hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life: full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life: full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense. This is polychrome life: full of henna and moonlight and lipstick and turmeric and kohl. The long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets, this book is a blessing, an incantatory celebration of resilience and survival. Each reader will come away changed.

Glitter and Glam Book

Glitter and Glam

  • Author : Melanie Mills
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698154520

Glitter and Glam Excerpt :

Dazzling Makeup Tips for Date Night, Club Night, and Beyond Maximize the glam, access your inner diva, grab the glitter, and get excited about makeup! With stunning photos, featuring stars like Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Brandy, and Willa Ford, and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, Melanie Mills shows you the makeup techniques for creating fun, trendsetting looks inspired by rock ’n’ roll vixens and fairy tale characters. She inspires you to experiment with stunning makeup for all occasions, from a party or a night out with friends to a special date or anytime you want to amplify your look. Melanie offers advice on makeup for any skin tone, and shows you how to master color combinations, taking you through a rainbow of shades to inspire you to break out of your everyday color palette. These looks are stunning, sometimes wild, and guaranteed to make a statement!

The N Word Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The N Word

  • Author : Jabari Asim
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524948

The N Word Excerpt :

A renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word. The N Word reveals how the term “nigger” has both reflected and spread the scourge of bigotry in America over the four hundred years since it was first spoken on our shores. Jabari Asim pinpoints Thomas Jefferson as the source of our enduring image of the “nigger.” In a seminal but now obscure essay, Jefferson marshaled a welter of pseudoscience to define the stereotype of a shiftless child-man with huge appetites and stunted self-control. Asim reveals how nineteenth-century “science” then colluded with popular culture to amplify this slander. What began as false generalizations became institutionalized in every corner of our society: the arts and sciences, sports, the law, and on the streets. Asim’s conclusion is as original as his premise. He argues that even when uttered with the opposite intent by hipsters and hip-hop icons, the slur helps keep blacks at the bottom of America’s socioeconomic ladder. But Asim also proves there is a place for the word in the mouths and on the pens of those who truly understand its twisted history—from Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle to Mos Def. Only when we know its legacy can we loosen this slur’s grip on our national psyche.

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter Book

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

  • Author : Aja Monet
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608467686

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter Excerpt :

I am 27 and have never killed a man but I know the face of death as if heirloom my country memorizes murder as lullaby —from “For Fahd” Textured with the sights and sounds of growing up in East New York in the nineties, to school on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the olive groves of Palestine, My Mother Is a Freedom Fighter is Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world. Complemented by striking cover art from Carrie Mae Weems, these stunning poems tackle racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but also love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy. Praise for Aja Monet: ““[Monet] is the true definition of an artist.” —Harry Belafonte ““In Paris, she walked out onto the stage, opened her mouth and spoke. At the first utterance I heard that rare something that said this is special and knew immediately that Aja Monet was one of the Ones who will mark the sound of the ages. She brings depth of voice to the voiceless, and through her we sing a powerful song.” —Carrie Mae Weems Of Cuban-Jamaican descent, Aja Monet is an internationally established poet, performer, singer, songwriter, educator, and human rights advocate. Monet is also the youngest person to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title.

The Pity Book

The Pity

  • Author : Steve Ely
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: War poetry
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN 10 : 1900771853

The Pity Excerpt :

Hullo  Bu Bye  Koko  Come In Book

Hullo Bu Bye Koko Come In

  • Author : Koleka Putuma
  • Publisher : Koleka Putuma
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:6610000286614

Hullo Bu Bye Koko Come In Excerpt :

The title of the book is inspired by a South African phrase made famous by the legendary musician Brenda Fassie in her 1992 song, Istraight lendaba. Like the legend who inspired the book title and the song from which the name of this poetry collection was selected, Putuma wanted to build on the themes she explored in her first book, Collective Amnesia, and go straight to the heart of tackling the legacies of black femme erasure from society as well as in the arts. The success of Collective Amnesia, a bestseller that has sold over 6000 copies and been translated into eight languages around the world, saw Putuma perform for audiences across the continent as well as in Europe. “In writing Hullo, Bu-bye, Koko, Come in, I wanted to reflect on my personal experiences of travelling and performing outside of South Africa and more specifically, Europe. I wanted to understand different aesthetics and forms of memory, documentation, performance, hyper-visibility and erasure. I wanted to look at how those things frame our understanding of women in the archive, legacies of archiving, celebration, fame, culture and black women on and off the stage,” Putuma says. The book is divided into four chapters dealing with subjects related to history, the erasure of black women from the archive and more personal poems where Putuma resuscitates the stories of women in her lineage who have had an influence on her life. “I wanted these excerpts to serve as a conversation between the poems and an archive of sorts - an archive of black women (living and dead) who are looked at, celebrated, uncited, erased and exploited. I wanted to make visible the words of black women who have had to navigate the complexities of a constant gaze that often renders the “looked at” invisible. In my quest, I wanted to further understand and challenge my own methods of citation, documentation and seeing – and in doing that – invite others to do the same,” she says.

Preparing My Daughter for Rain Book

Preparing My Daughter for Rain

  • Author : Key Ballah
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-08-24
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 1500233439

Preparing My Daughter for Rain Excerpt :

A book of lessons dedicated to our daughters and future daughters, on how to survive.

Who Wants To Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems  Book

Who Wants To Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems

  • Author : Gwee Li Sui
  • Publisher : Landmark Books Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814189620

Who Wants To Buy an Expanded Edition of a Book of Poems Excerpt :

It feels unkind to reveal a long-held secret of Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? published in 1988 – the published form, known and loved for years, is quite unlike the poet’s original manuscript. In 1998, when Landmark Books sought to introduce Gwee Li Sui, it reckoned that a slim, focused volume could showcase his distinct voice better. That decision had led to the manuscript being halved and its shape changed subtly. Also, Who Wants to Buy a Book of Poems? was a very naughty book and, given the sensitivity of the times, a gentler text was published. The current book sees a couple of those changes reversed only because more readers today are able to bring the right frame of mind to their reading. While reading this unexpurgated edition, you may get a pricking sense of the poet being an excitable madman. What manner of madness he suffered remains unclear. With nothing left but silly speculations, do enjoy this recovered text or to correct your enjoyment of an old book you thought you knew.

Born a Crime Book
Score: 4.5
From 144 Ratings

Born a Crime

  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399588181

Born a Crime Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a m

Her Blue Body Book

Her Blue Body

  • Author : Warsan Shire
  • Publisher : Flipped Eye Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2015-11-19
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 1905233485

Her Blue Body Excerpt :

Through her role as London's first Young Poet Laureate, Warsan Shire turned her eye to the city, interrogating the capital and its continuing transformation, even while lending voice to its oft unheard or under-represented communities and spaces. Collecting work authored during Shire's tenure, 'Her Blue Body' stands as testament and witness, negotiating the complexities of heritage, cultural sensitivity, sensuality, trauma and womanhood, framed and ordered by a sequence of memorial poems, focused through the lens of Shire's intimate and unflinching vision.

Remission   A Collection of Writing Book

Remission A Collection of Writing

  • Author : Katrisha R Simms
  • Publisher : Katrisha Rose
  • Release Date : 2020-10-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 1735673501

Remission A Collection of Writing Excerpt :

Remission is a collection of poems, writing and artwork that embodies the personal journey of learning and unlearning. This author illustrated collection includes intimate and introspective pieces that stumble through life, love and loss as a young woman. Katrisha Rose's debut collection delves deeply into the marathon of healing- ourselves, our perspectives, and our world as we experience it.

Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care Book

Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care

  • Author : World Health Organization. Department of Making Pregnancy Safer
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241547628

Counselling for Maternal and Newborn Health Care Excerpt :

The main aim of this practical Handbook is to strengthen counselling and communication skills of skilled attendants (SAs) and other health providers, helping them to effectively discuss with women, families and communities the key issues surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, postnatal and post-abortion care. The MNH Counselling Handbook is chiefly designed to be used by groups of SAs with the help of a facilitator. It can also be used by individual SAs who can get together with colleagues for discussions and activities where needed. It relies on a self-directed learning approach, allowing SAs to work at their own pace, drawing on their past counselling experience. The way it is used will be determined by each country s context, and the SAs preference. The MNH Counselling Handbook is divided into three main sections. Part 1 is an introduction which describes the aims and objectives and the general layout of the Handbook. Part 2 describes the counselling process and outlines the six key steps to effective counselling. It explores the counselling context and factors that influence this context including the socio-economic, gender, and cultural environment. A series of guiding principles is introduced and specific counselling skills are outlined. Part 3 focuses on different maternal and newborn health topics, including general care in the home during pregnancy; birth and emergency planning; danger signs in pregnancy; post-abortion care; support during labour; postnatal care of the mother and newborn; family planning counselling; breastfeeding; women with HIV/AIDS; death and bereavement; women and violence; linking with the community. Each Session contains specific aims and objectives, clearly outlining the skills that will be developed and corresponding learning outcomes. Practical activities have been designed to encourage reflection, provoke discussions, build skills and ensure the local relevance of information. There is a review at the end of each session t

Giving Birth with Confidence Book

Giving Birth with Confidence

  • Author : Judith Lothian
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501149214

Giving Birth with Confidence Excerpt :

For a Safe and Healthy Birth… Your Way! Giving Birth with Confidence will help take the mystery out of having a baby and help you better understand how your body works during pregnancy and childbirth, giving you the confidence to make decisions that best ensure the safety and health of you and your baby. Giving Birth with Confidence is the first and only pregnancy and childbirth guide written by Lamaze International, the leading childbirth education organization in North America. Written with a respectful, positive tone, the full version of this book presents: • Information to help you choose your maternity care provider and place of birth • Practical strategies to help you work effectively with your care provider • Information on how pregnancy and birth progress naturally • Steps you can take to alleviate fear and manage pain during labor • The best available medical evidence to help you make informed decisions Previously titled The Official Lamaze Guide, this 3rd edition has updated information on: • How vaginal birth, keeping mother and baby together, and breastfeeding help to build the baby’s microbiome. • How hormones naturally start and regulate labor and release endorphins to help alleviate pain. • Maternity-care practices that can disrupt the body’s normal functioning. • The latest recommendations on lifestyle issues like alcohol, vitamins, and caffeine. • Room sharing and cosleeping: the controversy, recommendations, and safety guidelines. • Out-of-hospital births are on the rise: New research and advice on planned home birth, including ACOG’s revised guidelines, which support women’s choices and promote seamless transfer to hospital, if needed. • The importance of avoiding unnecessary caesareans for mother and child. Includes the new ACOG guidelines on inductions and active labor. • The research in support of the Lamaze International’s “Six Healthy Birth Practices,” which are: • Let labor begin on its own. • Wa