FIGHT A Collection of PoemsProduct no.: HP235
We live in a world where we are constantly being judged by the colour of our skin... our gender... our faith... our social status. For many, these judgements remain unanswered or unchallenged and they turn the other cheek; their silence giving false authority to continued injustice.
Haile Selassie said that, “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
The poems within this debut collection aim to inspire the voice within and empower those who feel powerless and have remained silent.
Life is a journey along which we will encounter many challenges that we must fight to overcome.
Sharnette Woosen-Henry has been a language teacher in the UK since 2004. Her writing is an expression of the challenges of settling and integrating into a multiracial society. She has a passion for performance and the creative arts and uses these platforms to challenge injustice and discrimination. Inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr., her message is intended to bring hope and perseverance to minority communities everywhere. She is a member of a local congregation in Birmingham and is passionate about interacting with people from all walks of life. FIGHT is her first published work.