Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “No Thanks, Black Female and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone” by @Keturah Kendrick, She Writes Press, June 2019 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Keturah Kendrick, the author of “No Thanks, Black Female and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone, had written an intriguing memoir. There are about 8 essays describing the author’s unique perspective of being a black woman and owning her life and making her decisions. Keturah Kendrick compares her believes with traditional cultural standards.
The author makes no bones about it. She has never wanted or will want to have children and be a mother. She mentions how culturally she is regarded as selfish. She doesn’t want to belong to anyone but herself. The same thing when it comes to marrying, she goes against the cultural standards. She will marry for love, but not have to change for anyone but herself.
I appreciate that the author gives examples of friends and other acquaintances and their views. The author also enjoys friendship, and chooses friends that are right for her. The author also has chosen a religion that she is comfortable with. Again, it is something she wants. The theme for this memoir is like the song “I Just Want to Be Me”
Kudos to Keturah Kendrick for making and owning her decisions about her life that make her happy.