Charlotte Raymond / The Melanin Monologues: A Charlotte's Web

Charlotte Raymond / The Melanin Monologues: A Charlotte's Web

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Melanin Monologues; A Charlotte's Web is an exploration of intersectionality. It explores the nuances of identity drawing on the personal, the political, and the poignant. 

"When I first read her work I was irresistibly drawn in; her poetry is beautifully visceral and moving. In my personal favourite, 'Mother Tongue', she explores a consequence of assimilating into a foreign culture for the sake of a better future: the pain of losing language, and by extension a connection to home and identity. Charlotte describes the lengths ferocious migrant mothers go to to ensure their children's survival. I think this is part of the migrant experience that isn't talked about very often, yet is something a lot of children of migrants can relate to, myself included. How do we hold on to the part of our identities that our parents left behind them? The language is poignant in its simplicity, visual, and powerful. - Hella Ibrahim, editor of Djed Press.