Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie has lived, taught, studied and
traveled in Africa, Europe and North America. She currently resides in
She is the author of Karma’s Footsteps (Flipped Eye Publishing, 2011) and Mother Nature: Thoughts on Nourishing Your Body, Mind, and Spirit During Pregnancy and Beyond (Savage Goddess, 2009).
Paperback: 54 pages
Publisher: flipped eye publishing limited (September 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.1 inches
Somebody has to tell the truth sometime, whatever that truth may be. In this, her début full collection, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie offers up a body of work that bears its scars proudly, firm in the knowledge that each is evidence of a wound survived. These are songs of life in all its violent difficulty and beauty; songs of fury, songs of love. 'Karma’s Footsteps' brims with things that must be said and turns the volume up, loud, giving silence its last rites. "Ekere Tallie's new work 'Karma's Footsteps' is as fierce with fight songs as it is with love songs. Searing with truths from the modern day world she is unafraid of the twelve foot waves that such honesties always manifest. A poet who "refuses to tiptoe" she enters and exits the page sometimes with short concise imagery, sometimes in the arms of delicate memoir. Her words pull the forgotten among us back into the lightning of our eyes." —Nikky Finney
“I wrote the booklet “Mother Nature” because I wanted to have an
honest dialogue with new and expectant mothers. There are some great books
out about childbirth, breastfeeding and babywearing. While I do share my
experiences with all of these things in this booklet, I really wanted to get
into some of the more uncomfortable things new Mamas face that no one really
warns us about.
I wanted to explore some of the major shifts our identities go through when we become mothers. Some of the emotions I experienced as a new mother came as a huge surprise to me. But when I talked openly with other new moms, I discovered that what I was feeling was not unusual. The unusual thing was talking about it. I wrote this booklet to share what I’ve learned during my pregnancies and my 6 years of being a Mama. It’s what I wish someone had sat me down and told me.
Originally I was selling the booklet for $8. That was cool. I had two small print runs and sold all the books. But I imagined this booklet in the hands of many more mothers. So I’ve decided to distribute the online version (pdf) of the booklet for free under a Creative Commons license. Click here to download the online booklet for free. If you want to order a signed copy you can still buy a print booklet here.” —Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie
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