RaveLibrary Journal... the poems here relating these stories are breathtaking, thought-provoking, and fearlessly honest, encapsulating tumultuous lows that will make readers shudder ... Readers will be sure to find connection and refuge within Tran’s standout collection. Highly recommended for all collections.
RaveLibrary Journal... beautifully executed ... An elegy to a past relationship with a white man is woven throughout, layered with all the complexities and emotional turmoil one might expect when mourning such a relationship and which Sebree so expertly captures ... Sebree offers acute self-reflection that embraces the reader ... Black womanhood, the unyielding past, bonds forged and broken—all are powerfully explored in ways that allow the reader to feel present in each poem, walking with the narrator and bearing witness to moments of racism and violence. Highly recommended.
RaveLibrary Journal... a wonderfully crafted portrait of Muslim womanhood and the country and people of Yemen ... a standout gift for metaphor, wordplay, and storytelling ... Captivating and beautifully written, this collection will appeal to a wide variety of audiences, and those not as familiar with Yemeni history or the Arabic language will assuredly be inspired to learn more. Recommended for all collections.