Book Review: Pomegranate by Helen Elaine Lee

Pomegranate is the story of a woman’s journey once she is released from prison, which is affected by her Blackness and her Queerness. Ranita, a former addict, tries to work recovery principles in her life while moving on from her prison sentence. But in one way, she cannot move on – she has a lover who is still behind bars whom she writes to. Will she ever contact her lover again?

This book is a very moving read, and I learned a lot in the process. The author takes many difficult topics and creates a message of real hope in the end. I was inspired by Pomegranate to think more about what stories that people who struggle might be hiding. A worthy read for anyone wanting to see someone overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable. (Out April 11, 2023)

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