We're so excited to announce Warsan Shire is one of our Spring Recommendations with her first collection, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head. These are powerful 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. Warsan Shire's first full collection 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. This is the long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets - a blessing, an incantatory celebration of survival. Each reader will come away changed.
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