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challenging dark emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced


This frank, powerful essay collection explores the complexities of family, love, art, Southern Black identity, and what it means to be a Black artist in America. The book is poignant, heartbreaking, and often deeply funny. Kiese’s unwavering determination to tell his story in the face of staggering obstacles is genuinely inspiring and made me appreciate his words even more. It’s a quick read and my only complaint was that some essays felt too abbreviated and I wanted more! Looking forward to reading more of his work. 

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