Ain't Never Not Been Black by Javon Johnson

Ain't Never Not Been Black

Javon Johnson

poetry challenging funny reflective medium-paced

99 pages | first published 2020

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Ain't Never Not Been Black foregrounds Black pleasure Black pain and Black love in unflinchingly Black ways. Engaging with themes of masculinity, racism, love, and joy, Johnson is at once critical and creative. His spoken word performance transfer...
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emotional 100%
reflective 83%
challenging 33%
dark 33%
inspiring 33%
hopeful 16%
sad 16%
tense 16%


fast 60%
medium 40%

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