The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward

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I just finished a lyrical memoir by Yrsa Daley-Ward author of her previous book Bone.  The book The Terrible is a biography of the author’s life.  You get to learn about her African heritage, her family relationship (especially with her mother and brothers; more focused on the youngest brother).  You get to understand her based on the topic of family, self-identity, religion, self-pride, and self-worth.  What I like about the book is not only her story, which was filled with goodness, sadness, and uplifting situations.  It’s how she wrote the story, the writing is more into a lyrical poetic format that you don’t usually see in a memoir.  I guess I would feel that same way if I wanted to write my story in a poetic fashion.  Only because you are understanding her more from her poetic tone with a biographical scenes.  I would recommend to read this book as well as her poetry to gain an understanding about the author and appreciate her as well as her work.

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