Willow Weep For Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression

by Meri Nana-ama Danquah

Random House Publishing Group | February 22, 1999 | Trade Paperback

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This moving memoir of an African-American woman''s lifelong fight to identify and overcome depression offers an inspirational story of healing and emergence. Wrapped within Danquah''s engaging account of this universal affliction is rare and insightful testimony about what it means to be black, female, and battling depression in a society that often idealizes black women as strong, nurturing caregivers. A startlingly honest, elegantly rendered depiction of depression, Willow Weep for Me calls out to all women who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of recovery. Meri Danquah rises from the pages, a true survivor, departing a world of darkness and reclaiming her life.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.66 in

Published: February 22, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345432134

ISBN - 13: 9780345432131

Found in: Health and Well Being, People of Colour

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Willow Weep For Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression

by Meri Nana-ama Danquah

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.66 in

Published: February 22, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345432134

ISBN - 13: 9780345432131

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This moving memoir of an African-American woman''s lifelong fight to identify and overcome depression offers an inspirational story of healing and emergence. Wrapped within Danquah''s engaging account of this universal affliction is rare and insightful testimony about what it means to be black, female, and battling depression in a society that often idealizes black women as strong, nurturing caregivers. A startlingly honest, elegantly rendered depiction of depression, Willow Weep for Me calls out to all women who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of recovery. Meri Danquah rises from the pages, a true survivor, departing a world of darkness and reclaiming her life.

From the Jacket

This moving memoir of an African-American woman''s lifelong fight to identify and overcome depression offers an inspirational story of healing and emergence. Wrapped within Danquah''s engaging account of this universal affliction is rare and insightful testimony about what it means to be black, female, and battling depression in a society that often idealizes black women as strong, nurturing caregivers. A startlingly honest, elegantly rendered depiction of depression, Willow Weep for Me calls out to all women who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of recovery. Meri Danquah rises from the pages, a true survivor, departing a world of darkness and reclaiming her life.

From Our Editors

After Meri Nana-Ama Danquah gave birth to her daughter, she started feeling depressed, alone and hopeless. The single, working-class mom didn’t do anything about her symptoms because black women don’t complain; they deal with it and get on with life. Her journey, although she ignored it the best she could, is an inspirational story of courage and hope. Willow Weep for Me is designed to help the millions out there who face a similar challenge.

Editorial Reviews

"Absorbing and inspirational . . . A vividly textured flower of a memoir that will surely stand as one of the finest to come along in years."
--The Washington Post

"Meri Danquah has written an important and moving memoir. She describes beautifully her experiences with depression and provides a unique and compelling account of her life. Willow Weep for Me is not only a lovely book, it is a powerful one."
--DR. KAY REDFIELD JAMISON
   Author of An Unquiet Mind

"SEDUCTIVE, LYRICAL, DESCRIPTIVE PROSE . . . Miss Danquah and the other black women, whose lives she charts in her book, have decided they can''t wait to be rescued. . . . They have embraced each other and begun to seek healing. . . . Willow Weep for Me is a powerful lens."
--Washington Times

"A very important text. Danquah has shed light on a serious problem within the African American community. Her memoir might just save a few lives."
--E. ETHELBERT MILLER
   Director, African American Resource Center,
   Howard University
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