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Finish this Sentence

Finish this Sentence is a book by Leslie Roach.

Leslie Roach

Finish this Sentence is about a personal experience in dealing with racism and healing from its effects. As this book weaves through the anger and anxiety provoked by racism, it points to the ultimate realization: one is neither the conditioning nor the incessant chatter that racism can provoke. Rather, one is powerful and able to arrest those harmful thoughts. Awakening to these truths have helped Leslie to heal. She hopes that her work will be beneficial to others as well. (From Mawenzi House Publishers)

Leslie Roach is a poet and lawyer from Montreal who currently lives in Ottawa, where she works for the parliament of Canada. Finish this Sentence is her first book.

Interviews with Leslie Roach

Ottawa poet Leslie Roach explains how poetry helped her heal from the anger and anxiety of the racist experiences inflicted upon her. 7:39

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