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Stacking the Shelves Saturday

After my previous book-haul (involving no less three books) two weeks ago, I thought I wouldn’t be doing any of those posts for a while… At least, until I had finished reading one of those books I had so eagerly acquired.   364 more words

Activism is poetry is activism

Warsan Shire‘s poems are angry and they argue and rage and weep. As fighting poems should.

A British poet, born to Somali parents in Kenya, Shire’s poems have been read at rallies, and in homes and not-so-homes. 914 more words

World Speaking Out

Current Read: Warsan Shire

“To my daughter I will say, when the men come, set yourself on fire”

-Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth

*book review to follow*

Books Read In June & July • #30BOOKSCHALLENGE

The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

This was one of my favourite books of the year so far! I’d even go as far as to say it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. 316 more words


You Can't Make Homes Out of Human Beings

“You can’t make homes out of human beings.”
Warsan Shire

I never really understood what this meant. Never tried to. For me, home meant a pair of arms, a shoulder to cry on, a back to take support on.

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'The House'


Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women; kitchen of lust,
bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy.
Sometimes the men – they come with keys, 462 more words