Black Girl, Call Home

Black Girl, Call Home

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From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity.

With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Mans writes to call herself—and us—home. Each poem explores what it means to be a daughter of Newark, and America--and the painful, joyous path to adulthood as a young, queer Black woman.

Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering Black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.

Title:Black Girl, Call Home
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593197141
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    Black Girl, Call Home Reviews

  • Berit???

    Beautiful. Powerful. Heartbreaking. Relevant. I am not a poetry person. In fact honestly the last poetry book I read was probably Shel Silverstein in the fifth grade. This book is a far cry from Wher...

  • Misha (Heartsfullofreads)

    This book full of poems was absolutely beautiful. Easily relatable with poems about black hair, what a Black Mother expects of her Black Daughter, and what seeing Black women in the media means, etc. ...

  • Never Without a Book

    Yes Black Girl Yessss! What a collection!...

  • -`? Galaxi Faerie ??

    -`ˏ 5 stars ˎ´˗Storyline -`ˏ 10/10 ˎ´˗A collection of compelling modern poetry that explores topics involving race, pop culture, sexuality, feminism, and mental health.Characters -`ˏ 8/10 ˎ...

  • Margaret (Maggie)

    OH MY GOD y’all...these poems are 🔥! These poems are NOW AND NECESSARY! My heart literally ached when I read some of them. We stand with you! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 5/5For a full rev...

  • madison

    ahhhh, I loved these poems! they explore identity, race, sexuality, home, family, feminism, queerness, what it is to be a woman.... belonging and not belonging. and with such tenderness and awareness....

  • Whitney

    You should definitely be aware of some content warnings when going into this: homophobic slurs, racism, mention of Birmingham bombing, gun violence, rape/assault, familial death, parental resentment, ...

  • Tiffany

    Jasmine Mans "Black Girl, Call Home" is a stunning, powerful collection of poetry. There was a slow burning build up to each new piece. This collection was like a good pot of gumbo - there was a littl...

  • Misse Jones

    JASMINE MANS COME THROUGH!!!! There’s so much I want to say about the beautiful brilliance that comprises Black Girl, Come Home but I would be totally remiss to first not speak on the nostalgia that...

  • Melly Mel - Shelf_ishly_lit

    Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine MansPub date March 9, 2009I can’t presume to be able to find the words - right or even adequate- to convey the beauty of this collection. To say that’s this is mer...