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The Voice of Water: This Is How We Disappear by Titilope Sonuga

Titilope Sonuga’s This is How we Disappear, blends the personal and political through the powerful voice with which she writes. Tackling patriarchal censorship, trauma, the female experience, the political climate of Nigeria, and the portrayal of blackness within mainstream society, Sonuga prompts the reader to think and feel the weight of every word. Most pieces come from the “I” of the speaker, or the portrayal of dialogue through speaking to a “you,” inviting the reader into the intimate reflections and corners of the speaker’s experience as the poetry critically explores dark and complex themes.