A Fire Like You

by Upile Chisala



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A fierce and lyrical collection of poetry celebrating the moments of triumph and beauty in our lives, as well as the moments of despair--recasting them as opportunities for growth. In this never-before-published collection, poet Upile Chisala grapples with themes of love, loss, and desire. Throughout this third book, she explores her identity as a black Malawian woman, offering intimate reflections on her life and experiences, imparting a stirring, universal message of empowerment and self-love.


1449499589 / 9781449499587

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LibraryThing member sarahlh
Book content warnings: parental abuse; partner abuse; mentions of self-harm.

This is my first Upile Chisala book of poetry, and it's one of the few examples of this style of poetry that has been published in the past 5-10 years that I've really enjoyed. Not every poem got to me - but that's usually
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the case with me and poetry books, there's never been a books of poetry that gets to me with every single poem, and that's okay - but the ones that did, really hit me where it counts. I almost wish I hadn't bought it originally for a good friend of mine as a gift, because I could have easily held onto this book and sank deeper into some of these poems like they were flotation devices made to save me. A lot of beautiful, emotionally open and honest poems that got me. I hope my friend enjoys it as much as I did.
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