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Author: Chekwube O Danladi
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The poems in the collection are interested in the unnamed spaces of agency that exist beyond the limits imposed on black femme bodies. As a whole its preoccupied with utilizing the lessons of lived experience to comment on and engage with larger movements toward expression and liberation for black people across temporal and physic spaces. So the collection moves in and out of the material and the spiritual world,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chekwube O Danladi
ISBN: 9780820358109 082035810X
OCLC Number: 1143652972
Notes: "Winner of the 2019 Cave Canem Poetry Prize."
Description: 61 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ghazal with Open Throat --
Dead Worship --
Black Lagoon --
Old Addresses --
Known & Lesser Catastrophes --
Spontaneous Repulsion --
Masqueraders & Marauders --
The Greatest Idea Yet --
Confines [Making Amends] --
Against Representation --
Frames: Akata /Booty Scratcher/Coon --
Oriki for Westside Girls --
Confines [You Would Rather Us Die] --
That Which Means --
Accra Wedding --
Ji Haushi --
Confines [What Remains] --
Edmondson & Athol --
Westside Wake Keeping --
Uncertainty Principle as Applied to the Block --
Kaduna Chop Bar --
Biafra, 1968 --
Depraved Indifference --
Tomorrow, Chaka Demus Will Play --
Romping the Forest as a Metaphor for Black Lust --
Sestina with Gender Failure --
The eventualities come --
Take Your Trouble To Her Shrine --
Tumbao --
Confines [Life's Gone Down Low] --
Ere Ibeji --
Forest Teleology --
Inward Aspect --
Bop: Righteousness --
Evening Holler --
Night Beach --
In from the Rain.
Responsibility: Chekwube Danladi.


The poems in Chekwube Danladi's debut collection are attentive to the moments of agency that refute and confront the limits imposed on black femme bodies. As a whole it is preoccupied with utilizing  Read more...


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