by Shayla Lawson
Writing in a fierce and humorous voice, Shayla Lawson provides a memoir in essays that is also a celebration of black women’s lives and culture. She knows the richness and resilience of black girl culture (its irony and rebellion!) and the many ways black women and girls have influenced mainstream culture — from their style, their art, and their language. Her book places black women at the center of American culture. A poet as well as a writer, Lawson is an Assistant Professor of English at Amherst College.
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