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The Prisoner's Wife : A Memoir
by asha bandele

Published: 2000-08-01
Paperback : 240 pages
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As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was ...

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As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her soul mate. At the time, Rashid was serving a sentence of twenty years to life for his part in a murder. The Prisoner's Wife is a testimony, for wives and mothers, friends and families. It's a tribute to anyone who has ever chosen, against the odds, to love.

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Chapter One: This Is a Love Story

This is a love story like every love story I had always known, like no love story I could ever have imagined. It's everything beautiful -- bright colors, candle-scented rooms, orange silk, and lavender amethyst. It's everything grotesque, disfigured. It's long twisting wounds, open and unhealed, nerves pricked raw, exposed. ... view entire excerpt...

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  "Interesting - Easy Read for me"by Wits-End (see profile) 07/24/06

The book was good a discussion book. I thought the book was easy to read while others thought the poetry got in the way. Many of the ladies in my group did not like the book but it was a good discussion... (read more)

 
  "Pretty good discussion but not very well written"by adunson (see profile) 06/30/06

I would recommend the book because I enjoyed hearing the disucussion of the subject matter and the discussion even changed some of my thinking. I would have reservations because I beleive it could have... (read more)

 
  "I did not like the style of writing. I lost interest through out the book."by camm24 (see profile) 06/30/06

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