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My mother was a freedom fighter

Aja Monet

My mother was a freedom fighter

by Aja Monet

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American poetry

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAja Monet
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3613.O52458 M9 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 150 pages
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27238141M
    ISBN 101608467678
    ISBN 109781608467679
    OCLC/WorldCa959036843

    Some might view Olympus as the glittering palace of the Gods, but Hera sees it for what it truly is: a prison. After being tricked into a marriage she didn’t want, with a God she didn’t love, Her. My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter reminds us of her wisdom. These poems are made of the black woman genius they praise: "the ghost of women once girls," "mothers who did the best they could," and "daughters of a new day." Monet is a child of old school black power and a daughter of the myriad political traumas of today.

      The poem "My Mother was a Freedom Fighter," which Monet recited at the Washington, DC Women's March, pays a global homage to the thing that binds every movement, and every body: motherhood. Without apology, it testifies to maternity and modernity to challenge the safety zones of establishment feminism. Strand Book Store.

    My mother was Zarefah, a refugee who couldn’t spell her name, whose illiteracy was compensated for by a heart overflowing with love for her children and her people, a woman who had the patience of a prophet. I was a free boy; in fact, I was a free man” (My Father Was A . Free shipping on orders of $35+ from Target. Read reviews and buy My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter - by Aja Monet (Paperback) at Target. Get it today with Same Day Delivery, Order Pickup or Drive : Los Angeles.


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