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metamorphesque · 2 days ago
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When did I become I and the body? When did the two of us separate? ~ Adit Nagrath
1. Warsan Shire | 2. Maïté Grandjouan | 3. Porochista Khakpour | 4. Maïté Grandjouan | 5. Rainer Maria Rilke | 6. Holly Warburton | 7. Ocean Vuong | 8. Hollis Brown Thornton | 9. Ocean Vuong | 10. Laurie Halse Anderson | 11. Hollis Brown Thornton | 12. Richard Siken
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deadpanwalking · 3 months ago
do you have any book or poetry recs about the relationship between immigrant mothers and their kids? i've started night sky with exit wounds and i really like it so far.
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Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez
Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen
Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel and Petropolis by Anya Ulinich
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land by Gish Jen
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
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liriostigre · 11 months ago
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Warsan Shire, "Conversations About Home" from Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
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adrasteiax · 4 years ago
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I want to make love, but my hair smells of war and running and running.
Warsan Shire, from Conversations About Home in “Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth”
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metamorphesque · 4 days ago
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“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”
1. Hermann Hesse | 2. Christine Wu | 3. Warsan Shire | 4. Bethany Zwag | 5. E. E. Cummings | 6. Wakamatsucho 若松町 | 7. Clementine von Radic | 8. Christine Wu | 9. Maya Angelou | 10. Alexander Harding | 11. James Baldwin | 12. Christine Wu | 13. Warsan Shire
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booksqouted · 3 years ago
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I know a few things to be true. I do not know where I am going, where I have come from is disappearing, I am unwelcome and my beauty is not beauty here. My body is burning with the shame of not belonging, my body is longing
Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
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liriostigre · 10 months ago
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Warsan Shire, "Conversations About Home" from Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
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booksqouted · 3 years ago
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Sad people have the gift of time, while the world dizzies everyone else; they remain stagnant, their bodies refusing to follow pace with the universe. With these kind of people, everything aches for too long, everything moves without rush, wounds are always wet.
Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
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liriostigre · 11 months ago
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Warsan Shire, "Conversations About Home" from Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
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adrasteiax · 4 years ago
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I'm bloated with language I can't afford to forget.
Warsan Shire, from Conversations About Home in “Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth”
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rhetoriques · 7 years ago
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Warsan Shire’s Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (2013).
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liriostigre · 11 months ago
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Warsan Shire, "In Love and In War" from Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
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booksqouted · 3 years ago
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I watch the news and my mouth becomes a sink full of blood. The lines, the forms, the people at the desks, the calling cards, the immigration officers, the looks on the street, the cold settling deep into my bones, the English classes at night, the distance I am from home. But Alhamdulilah all of this is better than the scent of a woman completely on fire, or a truckload of men, who look like my father pulling out my teeth and nails, or fourteen men between my legs, or a gun, or a promise, or a lie, or his name, or his manhood in my mouth.
Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
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heavenx · 9 months ago
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Richard Siken- Seaside Improvisation // Anne Carson- If Not,Winter; Fragments of Sappho // Ocean Vuong- Night Sky With Exit Wounds // Richard Siken- Unfinished Duet // Warsan Shire- Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth // Richard Siken- Boot Theory
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hiddenshores · 3 years ago
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Sometimes I feel like someone else is wearing my body.
Warsan Shire, from “Conversations About Home (at the Deportation Centre)”, in Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
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