''Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression''
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah

ISBN: 9780345432131 | 272 pages | 7 Mb


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Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression Meri Nana-Ama Danquah
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Meri Danquah, a "working-class broke," twenty-two-year-old single mother, began to suffer from a variety of depressive symptoms after she gave birth to her daughter, which led her to suspect that she might be going crazy. Understanding the importance of strength in a world that often undervalues black women's lives, she shrouded herself and her illness in silence and denial. "Black women are supposed to be strong—caretakers, nurturers, healers of other people—any of the twelve dozen variations of Mammy," writes Danquah. But eventually, she could no longer deny the debilitating sadness that interfered with her ability to care for her daughter, to pursue her career as a writer, and ...