How to Say Babylon: A Memoir

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With echoes of Educated and Born a Crime, How to Say Babylon is the stunning story of the author's struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing, ruled by her father's strict patriarchal views and repressive control of her childhood, to find her own voice as a woman and poet.

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352 pages

Average rating: 8.5

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JShrestha
Dec 28, 2023
10/10 stars
The way this author navigated through this memoir was a such an impactful, educational, cultural manner that I can see why they are described as a force. The words were definitely packed but it all flowed in such a prose, it felt like you standing forever in front of the same painting with the author to give a deep dive yet introductory warm welcome to Jamaica, Rastafi culture, and the struggles to keep to your roots and avoid Babylon temptation....read more
TBGRbookclub
Dec 06, 2023
9/10 stars
“To Jamaica, my first and truest love. This book is my song to you, and to all the beautiful, hardworking, brilliant, unknown, and unsung Jamaican women who first pushed their hands into the clay and made me.” ~ Safiya 🍃How To Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair. Reviewed by Fallon Vaughn for This BrowneGirl Reads book club. I honestly had to sit with this book for a while before I was able to fully gather my thoughts. With such beaut...read more

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