|The Soul of a Black Woman: From a
Whisper to a Shout
by C. Highsmith-Hooks
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The soul of a Black Woman is a collection of the many works Cynthia began writing as a child and is still compiling. It's the culmination of her life's pains and pleasures up to this point. With voices that range from the innocent whispers of a curious, insecure girl to the confident, resounding shouts of a mature, insightful woman, she tells a powerful story of remarkable transformation. From "Art the Window" to the title poem, Cynthia gives the reader a glimpse into the ups and downs, disappointments and discoveries, mistakes and milestones that have shaped her.
About the Author:
Cynthia Highsmith was born in Hempstead, New York, on December 18, 1962. She is the oldest of the four children and the only daughter. Though she has lived in Southern California since 1994, she still considers herself a native New Yorker at heart.
Her work has been featured on Timbuktu and Nubian Mindz websites as well as in several poetry anthologies. Her first book, "The Soul of a Black Woman" recently made Valparaiso Poetry Review's Recommended Reading List and it has received praise from Fingerprint Press, Akirim Press and the Sentinel Poetry Movement.
Cynthia discovered a love for writing at an early age, writing her first story at the age of six. She is currently working on two novels and hopes to complete them both by 2004. She lives in Riverside County, California, with her husband, Walter, their teenage son, Maurice and her mother, Anna.
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