The book is a poetic biographical journey from childhood to womanhood. Azaan feels that Spirit used her as a tool to share these words, so that the world would embrace and love all unconditionally. This book is emotionally charged from beginning to end with pain, love, passion, and triumph! This book gives voice to a collection of life's stories, some through a child's eyes! The poems express many things people feel or think, but don't have the courage to say. The book is a vivid look into society and the world as a whole. Writing the book was not only therapeutic, but it proves the wounded will not only crawl but walk!
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In the Midst of My Blackness is STUNNING to say the least! It is an ingenious poetic memoir that emphasizes the struggle for acceptance and the American Dream! In The Midst of My Blackness is truly a thought provoking masterpiece that delivers a message of hope and triumph. The book invokes and address a spectrum of issues that every woman and African American can relate to. In The Midst of My Blackness takes a hard look at racism, class, sexism, domestic violence and homophobia in modern American society. Azaan writes from many perspectives such as a child, a sister, a lesbian and an African American Woman. Azaan¿s voice paints a visual landscape of emotions, daily experiences and life¿s lessons. Azaan gave each poem it¿s own life, and it¿s own spirit. The book also includes 10 amazing photos that depict a voyage into Azaan¿s heritage! One of the images is of her Great-Grand Mother!This book rivets the reader and uplifts the soul. I absolutely loved reading In The Midst of My Blackness! In The Midst of My Blackness is reminiscent of the great works of Audre Lorde and Sonia Sanchez. Many of the poems are about child abuse, homophobia and social rearing however Azaan makes a bold statement that no one has to accept this as their truth! Azaan reiterates that it¿s ok to make your own choice, choose your own religion, and define your own destiny. I loved the book because Azaan¿s words empower the weak, and it speaks for those who cannot. Lastly, Azaan¿s prolific words send a strong message that there is always hope! Buy the book, read it and share it with others!