Dear Ancestors: poems and reflections on the African diaspora

Dear Ancestors poems and reflections on the African diaspora In her first collection of poetry CP Patrick reflects on the history and complexities of the African diaspora Dear Ancestors is a poetic homage to the past and present

  • Title: Dear Ancestors: poems and reflections on the African diaspora
  • Author: C.P. Patrick
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In her first collection of poetry, CP Patrick reflects on the history and complexities of the African diaspora Dear Ancestors is a poetic homage to the past and present.

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      Published :2019-01-19T05:02:11+00:00

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    1. Uncomfortable Truths I've always said "ancestral wisdom adorns my flowerbeds." It is in this spirit and tradition that CP Patrick so beautifully penned Dear Ancestors. Patrick pays the ultimate homage to our ancestors - the ancestors of Black people in America who were held captive and transported via the Middle Passage and enslaved for White profit. Patrick also speaks of a time when we loved (and still do), when we were unafraid (and still must be), and when we cared deeply and capably for our [...]

    2. Where do I start?This book is the most important book I've read this year, and I think everyone should read it!!It was beautiful, heartbreaking. It torn my heart and guts out. The entire concept was thought through with detail and precision. The words are heart-wrenching!This is a book of importance!The poems start in Africa, then they take us on the slave ships, in the cotton fields, all the way to the US today and the fears and hatred black people face every day because of the color of their s [...]

    3. Book is a quick read, it's so well written and powerful that I will read and read again. Maybe I'll let relatives or friends borrow? Not sure I'd want to be sure they return it. This book is definitely a keeper. It's amazing how the author is able to carefully choose words that tell the story of slavery. For the first time I wondered who had the evil thought to capture Africans. They had to have a plan and people in charge who coordinated the mass abduction. The book begins with slavery - civil [...]

    4. I literally held this book to my chest, eyes closed for about 10 minutes after finishing it just to be sure I let it all soak in! Powerful is what comes to mind. The words jump off the page short poems that are so filled with meaning that it takes your mind far beyond the words on the page reflective in the moment. C.P. Patrick did an amazing job on her first, very thought provoking collection of poetry reflecting on the African diaspora! This is required reading! Every history, African studies, [...]

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