Each piece in this dynamic poetic biography uses the voices of iconic figures past and present in a bold exploration of such hot topics as gender, race, and spirituality. The mode of presentation continually shifts—from dramatic monologue or prose poem, to prophetic rant—to provide fresh, moving viewpoints on subjects as various as the senility of a beloved grandmother and Michael Jackson's racial transformations.
Opal gives an overview of the book:
Diverse, innovative and multi-genre, Opal Palmer Adisa is an exceptional talent, nurtured on cane-sap and the oceanic breeze of Jamaica. Charismatic and informed, Adisa’s concerns span the gamut from children to the environment, and as such there is hardly any topic that she...