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  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593197141
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $27.99
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Black Girl, Call Home



A literary coming-of-age poetry collection, an ode to the places we call home, and a piercingly intimate deconstruction of daughterhood, 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.

A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Oprah Magazine • Time •  Vogue • Vulture • Essence • Elle • Cosmopolitan  Real Simple • Marie Claire • Refinery 29•  Shondaland • Pop Sugar • Bustle Reader's Digest 
“Nothing short of sublime, and the territory [Mans'] explores...couldn’t be more necessary.”—Vogue
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.

  • Published: 1 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593197141
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

Praise for Black Girl, Call Home

“You are carrying in your hands a Black woman’s heart.” —Jericho Brown, author of Pulitzer Prize winner The Tradition

Jericho Brown, Jericho Brown

“Mans takes up the tools of Brooks and Sanchez into her good hands and chisels us an urgent and grand work, proving why she’s the favorite poet of all the girls in the back of the bus.” —Danez Smith, author of National Book Award finalist for poetry Don’t Call Us Dead

Danez Smith, Danez Smith

“This book is a haven for all the Black daughters out there, hoping to make sense of the power and powerlessness in their bodies, the connection to others’ bodies, and the moments of everyday life that comprise so much of our identities." —Morgan Jerkins, New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing

Morgan Jerkins, Morgan Jerkins

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