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by | Read by Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon [Foreword]

Poetry & Drama • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Ysra Daley-Ward delves into her mixed West Indian and West African heritage with these passionate poems, which she also narrates. She navigates a world of religion and abuse, longing and heartache. Dialects shape this audiobook. As she makes subtle transitions from a British to a Caribbean or an African accent, she speaks her words deliberately, sometimes with a sharp edge to convey the passion that resonates throughout her poetry. She is painfully honest in her cathartic reflections: Each poem gives listeners a piece of her. Some works are extremely short, while others are long. But all are impactful, especially in her rhythmic delivery, which steadies the storms she speaks of in this powerful collection. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2017]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2017

DD ISBN 9780525590569 $15.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2017

DD ISBN 9780525590576 $47.50

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