Rhythm Chant, the first full collection by Sue Brown, is an observation of nature, place, his and herstory. Miss Ashwood the lover of Marcus Garvey or Auset lover of Ausar evoke the power of love in the core of this emotionally-charged collection, Sue bares all; falling in and out of love, the joys and pleasure as well as the pains and disappointments but more importantly discovers how to rise and love again. There’s an affirmation of self, womanhood, and identity wrapped in the healing of spirit, community and love. There’s a chant not to forget the injustice of a people from Paul Bogle to ‘Mama yu son’s dead’. There’s an influence of Maya Angelou suffused by the rhythm of Jazz and Dub. The inspiration of Rastafari and daughter of Afrika underpins her message of hope for a better world. This is a book full of energy and spirit, balanced with the harmonies of nature. Rhythm Chant take a hold of you.