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resilience and love.
Reviewed in India on 19 May 2016
I read a sample of this book and decided to buy it as soon as I completed a few pages of the book. Besides being one of the strongest voices of feminisim, she is also a prolific writer and also a talented artist. The lovely little details of her childhood with her grandmother, resembles our own childhood memories full of tiny little details
It is in these details that the vulnerability of children to their social setting is reflected. How a child is rendered powerless by a world of adults dealing with their own demons.
Her memoir reflects the extreme form of discrimination in the South towars African Americans.
Her own experience of sexual abuse, reminds us how abuse is usually by someone close to us. She places the perspective of a little child on sexual abuse, which will shake your soul and probably make you cry.
The part about her teen years shows her vulnerability to typical pressures and reflects her persistence to win over them with her own individuality. I shall not write the details, as it will give away too much.
We must read this book, to understand racism inequality and abuse. We must read this book more importantly to learn from Maya about strength, resilience and love.