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Songs of a Sistermom
Songs of a Sistermom

Songs of a Sistermom

Motherhood Poems


80 Pages, 5.25 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: June 2008

ISBN 9780974814209

Rights: US & CA

Brand Nu Words (Jun 2008)

Price: $11.95


A soulful and heartfelt look into the symphony of motherhood through the prism of one woman’s journey, this collection of accessible poetry is an inspiring and humorous celebration of the African American mother and her experience. Inspired by the author’s own experiences, along with her association in a local support group for African American mothers and their families, the poems are textural and insightful without being too complex. The collection follows the four phases of motherhood over time: love; pregnancy, childbirth, and new motherhood; the ups and downs and craziness of motherhood; and motherhood musings about greater life lessons.


“The poems leap off of the page and dance soulfully into your heart. From the whimsical 'Nappy' to the mournful 'Leroy's Song,' this masterful work captures the essence of the African-American experience, and at the same time, offers a poignant message about the struggles of sisterhood and motherhood.”  —Charles Olgetree, author, All Deliberate Speed

Author Biography

Charisse Carney-Nunes is a senior officer of the Jamestown Project and a graduate of the Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lincoln University. She is the author of I Am Barack Obama, I Dream for You a World, and Nappy. She lives in Washington, DC.