Publisher: Francine Umaru
Publication Date: July 28, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
This collection of thirty poems composes the moving narrative of a child who suffered abuse in her own home but was able to let go of anger, shame, and guilt to gracefully blossom into a woman who is no longer afraid to share her story. In Break the Silence & Bloom, Francine "Sistah Fran" Umaru intertwines the many pieces that left her fighting to forgive, as well as the ones that eventually led her to release past hurts. These are not words of hate, or pity, or rage; these are words of hope and compassion to inspire and uplift all victims to break free from the bondages that have restrained them for so long.
Beautifully written, poignant, and thoughtful, Umaru’s poems are the best form of expression—a voice that inspires others to step out of silence and speak out in truth.