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by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah


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Willow Weep for Me book. In her courageous memoir Willow Weep for Me, Meri Nana-Ama Danquah details her experience with clinical depression and how it affected her role as a family member, a writer, and a human. While mental health affects everyone, it affects everyone in different ways: we need more people of color represented in books about mental health.

book by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah. This moving memoir of an African-American woman's lifelong fight to identify and overcome depression offers an inspirational story of healing and emergence. As I read through Danquah's story of her journey through depression, it was as if she was telling my story, and the story of my friends and sisters that suffer with depression. Finally, I felt that my daily struggle with dispair was not unique.

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.

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Meri Danquah has written an important and moving memoir. Willow Weep for Me is not only a lovely book, it is a powerful on. - -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

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Addressing the special circumstances of being both depressive and an African American woman, she notes, for example, that talking about one's parents is frowned on in African as well as African American culture. Her parents divorced when she was growing up in Washington, . and she carried around suppressed rage at the father who abandoned her and the mother whose lover she claims sexually abused her.

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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.

Comments: (7)

Dead Samurai
How many memoirs of depression have been written by people of color? None other that I can think of. This is an important book if for no reason other than that. But it's engaging too. The author knows the extent to which race is involved in depression, but also the extent to which other factors are also involved. And the book becomes increasingly engaging as it develops. My only problem is the very end of it. Every depression memoir assumes that the author has recovered to at least some extent, or else there would be no book. But because racism is part of the cause of this author's depression, the ending is overbright.
Akinozuru
I read this book after going through a bad break-up with my fiance. It's wonderful to read about a black woman being totally honest about her emotions, her illness and her reality. I appreciated Meri telling her story without wearing the "Superwoman" mask mainstream America forces on black women. This was an eye-opening book and it helped me to realize that I don't have to wear the superwoman mask. It inspired me to be brave enough to be honest about my own emotions and vulnerabilities! Black women and men should read this book, and everybody else should too! Dispel the myths!
Gaeuney
Now I know why we can sometimes allow our lives to vear into places we really don't wish to go but are just to sick and tired of living broken to stop it even when we know that it won't end well. I wish we could all tell our story of pain and healing but unfortunately some of us will never heal completely, yet we can live better. This book is just one spot light into darkness.
JUST DO IT
I picked up this book at the suggestion of a very good friend who is well-versed on the dynamics of depression. Initially, I did not want to read it because I thought it would be, well, depressing. Therefore, it sat on my bookshelf for well over a year. How wrong I was! This book is searingly beautiful, and is also very empowering! Just by reading about Ms. Danquah's struggles with this illness made me want to make changes in my own life. Ms. Danquah's book, although it chronicles her serious, debilitating bouts with depression, is life-affirming and powerful! Willow Weep For Me is beautifully and eloquently written and speaks to the strength of this intelligent, articulate young woman who had the courage to bare her vunerability and to tell her remarkable story. God bless you, Ms. Danquah. You have given us all an extraordinary gift with your writing.
skyjettttt
this book is a great read.
Felhalar
I had to read this book for a college course. It's a great book. It really gives you insight in the life of a person living with depression.
Itiannta
Best read this year. Her circumstances are so real and relatable. Very highly recommended to black women making their journey through depression!
Amazing book, it helped someone I love dearly see their depression, how it affected people they lived, and admit to having the illness and commit to treatment. Having gone through a terrible doctoral program and needing to heal this guided my path to full emotional healing as someone bought into hype that Black women can hold up the world without self care.
Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression download epub
Ethnic & National
Author: Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
ISBN: 0345432134
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Ethnic & National
Language: English
Publisher: One World/Ballantine; Reprint edition (February 22, 1999)
Pages: 288 pages