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Safiya Sinclair

Autor(a) de How to Say Babylon: A Memoir

2+ Works 329 Membros 23 Críticas

Obras por Safiya Sinclair

How to Say Babylon: A Memoir (2023) 245 exemplares
Cannibal (2016) 84 exemplares

Associated Works

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2019) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Sinclair, Safiya
Data de nascimento
1984
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Jamaica
País (no mapa)
Jamaica
Local de nascimento
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, Californië, USA
Ocupações
dichter
Organizações
University of Southern California

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Críticas

This a beautiful, disturbing memoir of a young Jamaican woman raised in a strict Rastafari family. Sinclair writes the story of her parents' abusive marriage and the way her father controlled and isolated their family. Sinclair turns to writing and poetry, with much success.

Sinclair writes beautifully. This memoir has a poetic flow without feeling overdone or pretentious. The subject matter, though, is hard to read. I had to take lots of breaks or the abuse - both physical and emotional - that the family sustains from the father were too much for me.

I do highly recommend this memoir, but be warned that it is brutally honest and she doesn't hold back from describing the abuse and how she and her family suffered from it. It's not all doom and gloom, but she's had a lot to overcome. And because she's still young, it's not a completed story. It ends on a relatively hopeful note, but she will obviously still have a lot to heal from.
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japaul22 | 21 outras críticas | May 23, 2024 |
Maybe I'm a terrible person, but I didn't love this memoir. I didn't dislike it either. I found the narrative compelling and enjoyed the prose. But I just found it long. I had to really force myself to keep reading at times. A good memoir should be hard to put down. While I felt for the author, this book just dragged.
 
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lemontwist | 21 outras críticas | May 12, 2024 |
One of the best memoirs I've read. You feel very present throughout each step of her life, and though her life is vastly different from mine it was very relatable. High control religions that oppress women are everywhere, always just a different flavor of the same thing. The men are in control and the women must submit. I found it interesting how long she stayed with her family while clearly deconstructing her upbringing, that was both a strange choice and a brave one. You can certainly tell she is a poet from this as well, and I am learning to enjoy the prose of poets more and more.… (mais)
 
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KallieGrace | 21 outras críticas | May 8, 2024 |
This was moving, raw, painful, and ultimately so redemptive and beautiful as we see love survive in the most hostile of conditions. Orthodox forms of almost every religion turn women into slaves. and Rastafari is no different. For a movement based on the rejection of colonial enslavement, it is a bit surprising that half the population so comfortably consigns the other half to a life of slavery for their pleasure. Thankfully Safiya Sinclair broke those bonds and soared and shared her family's story in the most beautiful prose imaginable. I feel grateful to have read this.… (mais)
 
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Narshkite | 21 outras críticas | May 1, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
2
Also by
4
Membros
329
Popularidade
#72,116
Avaliação
½ 4.4
Críticas
23
ISBN
16

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