Counting Descent

Author: Clint Smith
Homepage 9781938912658

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  • : $35.00(NZD)
  • : 9781938912658
  • : Write Bloody Publishing
  • : Write Bloody Publishing
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  • : September 2016
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Barcode 9781938912658
9781938912658

Description

Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.