The Woman Who Was Not There is a collection of poetry that tackles some very deep topic areas.
I purchased this book after watching Raymond Antrobus' video review of it on YouTube (#RayRecommends) - see below, and I must say I wasn't disappointed.
Joelle cleverly utilises poetical and literary devices, such as; rhyming couplets, oxymorons, alliteration, similes and metaphors - in order to create extremely vivid imagery.
Each piece is so deep and dark and tells such a powerful and poingoint story that I was completely absorbed from start to finish.
Joelle is a key poet in demonstrating against the man within a world torn with social change. She works with refugees, incarcerated prisoners and individuals who live in some of the roughest areas in London - she's the catalyst for their voices, she makes them get heard.
I gave this book four out of five stars purely for the planning that you would need to do when you are about to read this collection, and I highly recommend you do give this a go, therefore I would put aside a decent amount of time to completely absorb yourself in this book.
Awesome stuff Joelle - I cannot wait to see what you come up with next...