My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter
Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter is poet Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world.
Textured with the sights and sounds of growing up in East New York in the nineties, to school on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the olive groves of Palestine, these stunning poems tackle racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but also love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy.
2018 Women’s March
Aja Monet’s HER
Aja Monet – What I’ve Learned
2014: Dodge Poetry
Aja Monet — A SEEDHEAD DANDELION BORN IN BROOKLYN