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My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter


aja monet
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My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter is poet aja monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world.

Textured with the sights and sounds of growing up in East New York in the nineties, to school on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the olive groves of Palestine, these stunning poems tackle racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but also love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy.


  • Publisher: Haymarket Books (May 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1608467678
  • ISBN-13: 9781608467679
  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
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