Poetra Asantewa publishes new book of poems titled “Woman, Eat Me Whole”

OneBeat 2016 alumna Poetra Asantewa published a new book of poems titled Woman, Eat Me Whole with Echo Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Woman, Eat Me Whole explores womanhood, mental illness, and what it means to move between cultures.

Touching on themes from perceptions of beauty to the betrayals of the body, from what it means to give consent to how we grapple with demons internal and external, Woman, Eat Me Whole is an entirely fresh and powerful look at womanhood and personhood in a shifting world. Moving between Ghana and the United States, Diaka probes those countries’ ever-changing cultural expectations and norms while investigating the dislocation and fragmentation of a body—and a mind—so often restless or ill at ease.

Purchase a copy of Woman, Eat Me Whole here.