TOO MANY TONGUES IN MY MOUTH
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
Too Many Tongues In My Mouth - A Poetic Memoir
"Your name is you; when you're dead and gone your character will be all that holds weight."
Here’s a book that poetically describes the joys and pains, as well as the momentous and mysterious journey, of transitioning from adolescence in to adulthood. Too Many Tongues in My Mouth captures the vibrant and raw imagination of being a teenager, the brutal and uncertain realities as a young adult, and how the magic of words is rebirth. Minimah Rush’s poetic memoir is a new modern American classic. Minimah expresses how she navigated through her life’s ups and downs proudly accepting her struggles and experiences to become the woman she is today. A poetic memoir that tells a tale of a lioness that wanted to be heard, not seen. Too Many Tongues In My Mouth will open up minds for generations to come.
There are 32 poems with an afterthought for each piece. The afterthoughts discuss why the piece was written or addresses the topic of the poem. The work ranges from 2011 to 2019. The author decided to include the dates of each piece so that readers could possibly see her personal growth over the years. She didn’t put the poems in chronological order because she wanted readers to experience her life as she did and that is: things not always being in order on solid grounds – sometimes chaotic and unpredictable. In Minimah's book she talks about various topics because those are the different turns she made while on her life’s journey.
Topics range from self-love, being Black in America, politics, being one's authentic self, cheating, heartbreak, sexual confidence, lust, relationships, change, motherhood, postpartum depression, dream chasing, friendship, traveling, death, grief, to self-awareness.