I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too

Porsha Olayiwola

fiction lgbtqia+ poetry race emotional reflective slow-paced

76 pages | first published 2019

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Porsha O's debut poetry collection soars with the power and presence of live performance. These poems dip their hands deep into the fabric of black womanhood, pulling out all of its threads. This book establishes Porsha O firmly in the lineage of ...
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emotional 100%
reflective 76%
dark 46%
inspiring 46%
challenging 30%
sad 23%
funny 15%
tense 15%
hopeful 7%
informative 7%


medium 69%
fast 23%
slow 7%

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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