We’re excited to share that Patricia Jabbeh Wesley’s new and selected poetry collection Praise Song for My Children made the Independent Book Review‘s list of 32 Impressive Indie Press Books from 2020! Of the collection, the Independent Book Review notes:
Wesley writes poetry that moves with her through life, land, and love, seeing with eyes that have witnessed both national and personal tragedy and redemption. Born in Tugbakeh, Liberia and raised in Monrovia, Wesley immigrated to the United States in 1991 to escape the Liberian civil war. In this moving collection, she invites us to join her as she buries loved ones, explores long-distance connections through social media, and sings bittersweet praises of the women around her, of mothers, and of Africa.
Read the full description of Wesley’s book and view the list in its entirety here.