Book Review: Home is Not a Country

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo is a captivating tale of a girl, Nima, torn between two worlds: the life she has and the life she wishes she could have. The more she wishes herself to become Yasmeen, the name her mother almost gave her, the more Yasmeen becomesContinue reading “Book Review: Home is Not a Country”

calling in black by Nicholle Ramsey

calling in black by Nicholle Ramsey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Calling in Black was the realest and rawest poetry collection I think I have ever read, You read poems about mental health, but something about this feels extra honest and authentic. Nicholle Ramsey is naked in a way that’s more than one ofContinue reading “calling in black by Nicholle Ramsey”

Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon

Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Content Warning: Child Abuse and Neglect, racial trauma I read Surviving Home in one Day. About 100 pages of poetry filled with trauma and abuse. There weren’t many poems that were hopeful to counteract the pain, but that is intentional and powerful. We shouldn’tContinue reading “Surviving Home by Katerina Canyon”

Different Sides of the Same Coin: A Collection of Poems by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace

Different Sides of the Same Coin: A Collection of Poems by Chyrel Jackson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Different Sides of the Same Coin by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace is a poetry collection written by two sisters. A unique feature about each poem is that they include the date, time, and/or year theyContinue reading “Different Sides of the Same Coin: A Collection of Poems by Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace”