Praise Song for My Children

Read by the Author

Praise Song for My Children

Read by the Author

About the Book

Winner of the 2023 Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize

Praise Song for My Children celebrates twenty-one years of poetry by one of the most significant African poets of this century. Patricia Jabbeh Wesley guides us through the complex and intertwined highs and lows of motherhood and all the roles that it encompasses: parent, woman, wife, sister, friend. Her work is deeply personal, drawing from her own life and surroundings to convey grief, the bleakness of war, humor, deep devotion, and the hope of possibility.

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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is the author of five previous collections of poetry, including When the Wanderers Come Home, Where the Road Turns, The River Is Rising, Becoming Ebony, and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa. Her new and selected collection, Praise Song for My Children, was released by Autumn House in March 2020. Her […]

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