Synopses & Reviews
As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her soul mate. At the time, Rashid was serving a sentence of twenty years to life for his part in a murder. The Prisoner's Wife is a testimony, for wives and mothers, friends and families. It's a tribute to anyone who has ever chosen, against the odds, to love.
The compelling true story of an intelligent college woman who married a man serving a twenty-five-year-to-life sentence for murder takes an honest look at race, violence, and prison life. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
About the Author
asha bandele is also the author of a book of poetry, absence in the palms of my hands. An editor in Essence magazine, she is a frequent spoken-word performer and lecturer on campuses and in communities accross the United States and in Europe. asha lives in Brooklyn, New York.