By Aja Monet
I am 27 and feature by no means killed a man
but i do know the face of demise as though heirloom
my nation memorizes homicide as lullaby
from For Fahd”
Textured with the points of interest and sounds of turning out to be up in East manhattan within the nineties, to varsity at the South facet of Chicago, the entire strategy to the olive groves of Palestine, My mom Is a Freedom Fighter is Aja Monet’s ode to moms, daughters, and sistersthe tiny gods who struggle to alter the realm. Complemented by way of notable disguise paintings from Carrie Mae Weems, those lovely poems take on racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but additionally love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy.
Praise for Aja Monet:
[Monet] is the real definition of an artist.”
In Paris, she walked out onto the level, opened her mouth and spoke. on the first utterance I heard that infrequent whatever that acknowledged this can be unique and knew instantly that Aja Monet was once one of many Ones who will mark the sound of the a long time. 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 across the world confirmed 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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My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet