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In the Whirlwind
by Tichaona M Chinyelu   

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Publisher:  Tichaona Chinyelu ISBN-10:  0978935500


Copyright:  2006 Tichaona Chinyelu

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In the Whirlwind is a poetic storm that frees history from the cages of corruption and puts it in the hands of everyday people. Words are weaved into a new fashion statement that has nothing to do with runways but everything to do with projects!

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In the Whirlwind

Three Stanza Smile (Excerpt from Book)

Screaming no more
Moving on, realigning my facial muscles
Into expressions of joy
Leaving manipulative ploys
Evicting unhealthy toys.

Solar reflections of ivory colored bone
Molecularly reminiscent of an
Invisible individual who
Left behind half of his

Sorrowful no longer
Mindful of the future that
Invariably sleeps beside me
Leavening my mood cause
Eternity has a new face.

© 2005 Tichaona Chinyelu


Excerpt from To the Father of my Son

I remember how nervous you were
when you came back to the hospital
and told me you ran over a dog.
I laughed as i watched you try
to figure out the hospital blues
because even though we were not together
and the unity didn't outlast the hospital stay
you were still the one
i wanted in the delivery room with me.

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Reader Reviews for "In the Whirlwind"

Reviewed by Afrika Abney 6/7/2007
In The WhirlWind is a thought provoking powerful book of poetry written by Tichaona Chinyelu. The chose of colors depicted on the front cover of the book were red (blood), black (skin) and green (land), is a representation of African-American history and its roots. The poems within the context of In The WhirlWind touches on a variety of subjects which include women, African-American history, slavery, politics, music and cultures. When reading, In the WhirlWind, I was particularly drawn to the following poems, Weaver Woman, Black History Speaks and Black List. Some of the other poems that caught my attention were Blood Will Tell and Louder than Oppression. With all of these poems, the messages and imagery are very strong and vivid.

Five Stars Rating
Reviewed by Afrika Midnight Asha Abney
Reviewed by Tammy Jones 11/11/2006
In The Whirlwind shows the political conscious mind of Tichaona Chinyelu, who I am proud to have come to know and enjoy the many things she has to tell through her own eyes. Some great pieces I love in this book are Weaver Woman, Louder Than Oppression, Bobby Hutton and They Weren't Thankful. I really enjoy the storytelling style this lady possess. T, I have one question. When's the next book sis?
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 8/16/2006
Read the excerpts. I'm fascinated by your writing.

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