By Chris Abani
Red Hen Press, Paperback, 9781888996623, 111pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2003
"The masterful wedding of the narrative and the lyric in these poems (whose subject is the maturation of a sensibility, the coming-of-age of a young Englishwoman the power of her ties to family, husband and her 'adopted' country, Nigeria as well as the illumination of her own soul and that of the narrator's) fills the reader with both sorrow and wonder. It is an instructive tale for our age its vision of the individual will and imagination resisting the madness of politics and the destruction of war is singular and profound."