As you all know we try to focus on national themes with our book club selections and this month is no different. April is National Poetry Month, and we wanted to celebrate the only way we know how, by celebrating amazing, talented women! So for our April book, we will be reading Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire. We will be meeting at 3Fish Coffee on Sunday, May 6th at 11am, choose your favorite poem and we will dissect as a group.
Warsan Shire eloquently brings readers into her reality, filled with contradictions and conflict, and inspires others to do the same with their story. "Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth" by Kenyan-born Somali poet Warsan Shire captures the story of every woman. From yearning to self-identity and all those in between, she lays out the path for her reader to expel her demons and find redemption. Though the title might sound audacious, Shire does not mean any disrespect or bear any hatred towards her mother. Shire hopes in telling her mother how to give birth, she will find a greater purpose within herself – she is more than what her religion or ethnicity says she is.
This book is available for purchase on Amazon for $7.00, Barnes and Noble for $7.00 and The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and Market Place Books for $10.00