Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through Depression
Random House Publishing Group, Feb 22, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
This moving memoir of an African-American woman's lifelong fight to identify and overcome depression offers an inspirational story of healing and emergence. Wrapped within Danquah's engaging account of this universal affliction is rare and insightful testimony about what it means to be black, female, and battling depression in a society that often idealizes black women as strong, nurturing caregivers. A startlingly honest, elegantly rendered depiction of depression, Willow Weep for Me calls out to all women who suffer in silence with a life-affirming message of recovery. Meri Danquah rises from the pages, a true survivor, departing a world of darkness and reclaiming her life.
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Review: Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through DepressionUser Review - Monica Coleman - Goodreads
So few books by black women on what it's like to live with a depressive condition. Danquah well names the stigma that still exists in black communities - and the problem of the ideal of the "strong black woman." I like how she includes her childhood and mothering in her story. A nice read. Read full review
Review: Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman's Journey Through DepressionUser Review - Rhonda - Goodreads
This book really made me think about the lives of others who live with depression on a daily basis. Though I could relate on some level with this author, there were many things I cannot come to terms ... Read full review