March has been a profound month. For over 30 years, March has been National Women’s History Month but the energy of this year’s narrative, recognition and celebrations felt distinct.
The theme of this year is #PressForProgress and in several online and offline communities this theme has been fleshed out in an immense and commendable capacity but our drive for advancement is not limited to the month of March. I believe that all great transformation begins with the renewing of our minds and it is for this reason I recommend ‘QUESTIONS FOR ADA’ by Ijeoma Umebinyuo.
Questions For Ada is Ijeoma Umebinyuo‘s debut poetry collection. This book explores several themes such as immigration, love, family etc but the connecting thread that runs through the entire book is the celebration of the seeming paradoxical experience of womanhood – the softness, the resilience. Take it in small doses and over again because it’s sure to tug at your heart.
“bury your tired bones in books written by women
who survived wars like the one you are surviving.
Nwanne’m, this is also a form of prayer”
Get ‘Questions For Ada’:
- Online from Amazon Kindle
- By asking at your local bookstore 🙂