The title of this extended poem, “Migritude” combines the experience of migrants with the concept of “negritude” and “attitude”. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Annie Eagleton
Migritude is exceptionally well designed and recently received a graphic design award. It is a book you want to buy in it's physical form to truly experience a fresh literary... Read morePublished 22 months ago by L. C. Talmadge
A Note to a Poet
There is no way to explain a poet's voice, except to say there are all the nations,
all the villages, all the people, all the salvations, all the... Read more
just finished reading "migritude" and i feel like all my senses are alive with fire and joy, and i'm loving this moment because i am living it through the eyes of a poet-goddess :)... Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by n.a.
Shailja Patel's first book length work is a marvel. MIGRITUDE is derived from Patel's stage production of the same name, which traces her family's story/her story/the story of... Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Ravi C.
I stumbled upon a screening of Migritude a few years back while staying in Nairobi and felt compelled to live its message of brutal honesty, if I dared. Read morePublished on November 14, 2011 by Sara Goff
i liked the part about the fold
and the tenderness with which
the fist smashes the face of denial
i grooved to the synchronicity
of the drone tuned to... Read more
Seldom have I read a book in which such powerful eloquence and red hot rage danced together so intimately. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by Cynthia
The potent reminder of "Shilling love" brought me to tears.
I remember well Kenya's "lost decade" and how it intensified my guilt as a "victim" of fierce "Shilling love" in... Read more