Out of no way is a beautiful story about Madam C. J. Walker, a haircare entrepreneur, and her daughter, A’Lelia. Roje. It is a historical fiction poetry book filled with the love of a mother and daughter relationship. Each poem is written differently, and its lyrics and narrative are thought-provoking, making it all the more enjoyable to read.
What mainly stands out in this book is its impact and stand for the Black community. Walker explains the industry, the techniques, and products for the hair industry as well as talks about Black history. We also get glims of Walkers’ childhood, her emotions, and thoughts on things that matter to her.
This is an enjoyable read, and I appreciated the author taking her time writing the book. It is inspiring to see poetry this way, and as it is based on history, I would recommend it to those who like such narrative.
Written by Jeyran Main