Letters to A Young Brown Girl

Letters to A Young Brown Girl


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"Barbara Jane Reyes answers the questions of Filipino American girls and young women of color with bold affirmations of hard-won empathy, fierce intelligence, and a fine-tuned B.S. detector. The Brown Girl of these poems is fed up with being shushed, with being constantly told how foreign and unattractive and unwanted she is. She's flipping tables and throwing chairs. She's raising her voice. She's keeping a sharp focus on the violences committed against her every day, and she's writing through the depths of her "otherness" to find beauty and even grace amidst her rage. Simultaneously looking into the mirror and out into the world, Reyes exposes the sensitive nerve-endings of life under patriarchy as a visible immigrant woman of color as she reaches towards her unflinching center."--Back cover.
"Reyes's unapologetic intersectionally feminist "tough love" poems show young women of color, especially Filipinas, how to survive oppression with fearlessness"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, Ltd., 2020
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781950774173
Call Number: 811.6 R3306L
Characteristics: 72 pages ; 23 cm


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