11 Jun 2018

Sister's Entrance | Review

Title: Sister’s Entrance
Author: Emtithal Mahmoud
Pages: 128 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Review

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Sister’s Entrance is a poetry collection about genocide, diaspora, the guilt of surviving, racism and Islamophobia, the burdens of girlhood, the solace of sisterhood, and the innocence of a first kiss.

Sister’s Entrance was such a raw and honest poetry collection! I requested this book because I wanted to know read more different kinds of poetry and this was one of them. I’ve read about racism, but not really about Islam or genocide, … Sister’s Entrance really confronted me with what it’s like to be a female Muslim and how everyone looks at you.

But today, we’re more than okay,
we are women.
So, take my strength, I’ve got plenty.

Take my hands, I’ve got two.
Take my voice, let it guide you
and if it shakes, ask yourself:

when the earth shakes,
do you think that she’s afraid?

Sister’s Entrance was really interesting because I learnt so much by reading these poems. It was definitely something new for me, but a good new! I cannot wait to discover more poetry written by Emtitha Mahmoud!

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