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Aja Monet's My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter PDF

By Aja Monet

I am 27 and feature by no means killed a man
but i do know the face of loss of life as though heirloom
my nation memorizes homicide as lullaby
—from “For Fahd”

Textured with the points of interest and sounds of transforming into up in East ny within the nineties, to college at the South part of Chicago, the entire method to the olive groves of Palestine, My mom Is a Freedom Fighter is Aja Monet’s ode to moms, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who struggle to alter the area. Complemented by means of outstanding hide artwork from Carrie Mae Weems, those lovely poems take on racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but in addition love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy.

Praise for Aja Monet:

““[Monet] is the genuine definition of an artist.”
—Harry Belafonte

““In Paris, she walked out onto the degree, opened her mouth and spoke. on the first utterance I heard that infrequent anything that stated this is often targeted and knew instantly that Aja Monet was once one of many Ones who will mark the sound of the a while. She brings intensity of voice to the unvoiced, and during her we sing a strong song.”
—Carrie Mae Weems

Of Cuban-Jamaican descent, Aja Monet is an the world over tested poet, performer, singer, songwriter, educator, and human rights recommend. Monet is usually the youngest individual to win the mythical Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title.

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