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Bright Red Fruit By Safia Elhillo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593381205
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Make Me a World - February 6th, 2024


After loving Elhillo's first novel in verse Home is Not a Country, I dove into Bright Red Fruit excitedly! Here we follow sixteen-year-old poet Samira, at odds with her mother for many reasons. One being her mother's very protective nature toward her daughter after hearing rumors about her in their tight-knit Sudanese community in Washington D.C. With her phone confiscated and her few solaces of her poetry workshop, Samira uses an online poet forum. What occurs there may be something her mother cannot protect her from. Bursting with intimacy and connecting to one of my favorites of the Persephone myth, this book was so gratifying to read. Truly a salve of a book!

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