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SKU: 9780679767992 Categories: , ,
Author: Sapphire
Publication Date: 06/18/1996
Publisher: Vintage
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


In the tradition of Alice Walker, this electrifying new African American voice delivers the verdict on the urban condition in a sensual, propulsive, and prophetic book of poetry and prose.
Whether she is writing about an enraged teenager gone “wilding” in Central Park, fifteen-year-old Latasha Harlins gunned down by a Korean grocer, or a brutalized child who grows up to escape her probable fate through the miracle of art, Sapphire’s vision in this collection of poetry and prose is unswervingly honest.
“Stunning . . . . One of the strongest debut collections of the ’90s.”– “Publishers Weekly”