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I am still your negro : an homage to James Baldwin

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  • Edition: First electronic edition

    "Valerie Mason-John's poetry collection, I Am Still Your Negro, blends spoken word and hashtags with villanelles, sonnets, and haiku to traverse the African Diaspora experience through place, time, and circumstance. Blak Inglis street vernacular, the cadence of enslaved people in the Americas, patois and creole join the enduring spirit voice of Yaata, Supreme Being of the Kona people, to reveal narratives of liberation, entrapment, sexual assault, eating disorders, and rave culture. An emotive critique of colonization's bitter legacy, this collection will draw audiences of the spoken word genre and poetry readers who wish to broaden their knowledge about contemporary social justice issues."--

    • #Swag
    • Yaata's Manifesto
    • The Front Line
    • Sixty Seconds
    • Stalk Time
    • Mothercare
    • #RaveScene
    • Yaata's Rap
    • Essentials for Heaven
    • Cinders Time
    • My First Half
    • Class A
    • #Intersectionality
    • Yaata's Prophecy
    • Self Portrait 1: The Colour of My Skin
    • Self Portrait 2: Call Me My Name
    • Man-ifestation
    • A Wake
    • Forget and Pretend
    • Again Becoming
    • Farewell My Fiend
    • Yaata's Epilogue
    • Acknowledgements
    • About the Author
    • Other Titles from University of Alberta Press
    Subject(s): Africans | Social justice
    Original Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, University of Alberta Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1772125199, 9781772125191, 9781772125337, 1772125334