Something Like Beautiful: One Single Mother's Story

Paperback | January 19, 2010

byasha bandele

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“asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful. It is the love that comes through that makes this such a compelling tale.”
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Award-winning journalist, and author of The Prisoner’s Wife and Daughter, and performance poet featured on HBO’S Def Poetry Jam, asha bandele once again writes from the heart in her lyrical and intimate memoir Something Like Beautiful—a moving story of love, loss, motherhood, and survival. Sharing the story of her struggles as a single black mother in <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">New York City and her tragically self-destructive near-breakdown, asha bears her soul in a book Rebecca Walker, author of Baby Love, calls “courageous, profound, and achingly beautiful.” <_o3a_p>

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“asha bandele has a poignant story to share in Something Like Beautiful. It is the love that comes through that makes this such a compelling tale.”—Nikki Giovanni Award-winning journalist, and author of The Prisoner’s Wife and Daughter, and performance poet featured on HBO’S Def Poetry Jam, asha bandele once again writes from the heart...

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When asha bandele fell in love with a prisoner serving a twenty-to-life sentence and became pregnant with his daughter, she had reason to hope they would live together as a family. But soon after Nisa was born, asha’s dreams were shattered. Her husband, Rashid, was denied parole and told he’d be deported to his native Guyana once relea...

A former features editor forEssencemagazine, asha bandele is the author of two collections of poems, the award-wining memoirThe Prisoner’s Wife, and the novelDaughter. She lives in Brooklyn with her daughter.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061710393

ISBN - 13:9780061710391

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Praise for THE PRISONER’S WIFE: “The Prisoner’s Wife echoes Edwidge Danticat’s Farming of the Bones in the urgency in which it reminds us of the possibility of love even amidst the ruins. This is a terrifying, heart-breaking and, ultimately, important book.”