May 05, 2022
The Light of the World by Elzabeth Alexander
This memoir tells the story of the author’s great love, her husband Ficre Ghabreyesus, who was an Eritrea, East African born artist who died suddenly at the young age of 50. We were moved by Lizzie and Ficre’s love story, the family they created and the life they lost. Unlike her earlier poetry, this memoir takes the reader through a lucid prose that is haunting in its simplicity. Narrated by the author herself, we felt so engaged in her journey to find meaning, understanding and acceptance. Fun fact, did you know Elizabeth was part of President Obama's first inauguration in 2009 with reading her poem “Praise for the Day?" We hope you enjoy this as much as we did.