Poetry. African American Studies. THE SUBTLE ART OF BREATHING is a work about women, survival and abuse that deals with self evaluation and politics from an intimate and personal perspective. "asha's writing has an ease and urgency that is rare, welcome and necessary. Her story is at once highly particular and universal. Her courage to love is heroism without pretension, and as Malcolm once said of himself, her sincerity is her credential"--Mos Def. asha bandele is a former features editor and writer for Essence magazine, and is currently the deputy director of policy with the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization leading the nation in reforming drug laws and mandatory sentencing. Her previous works include the novels "The Prisoner's Wife" and "Daughter", and the poetry collection "Absence in the Palm of My Hands".
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A former features editor and writer for Essence magazine, bandele has written her second, highly anticipated collection of poetry, The Subtle Art of Breathing following her 1999 release The Prisoner’s Wife, a best-selling and award-winning memoir and love story about the relationship and marriage bandele shared with an incarcerated man. bandele is an activist committed to fighting injustice, especially in the prison system, on all fronts.Review:
"asha bandele illumines our lives in crisis and in love. The Subtle Art of Breathing is nothing short of brilliant." --Susan L. Taylor, Essence Magazine
"Her courage to love is heroism without pretention. And as Malcolm once said of himself, her sincerity is her credential." --Mos Def
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Book Description Moore Black Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0965830888
Book Description Moore Black Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110965830888