Thank you Edelweiss+ and Haymarket Books for this advanced eGalley of “Black Queer Hoe”.
embarrassing white folks and f*ckboys is my american pastime. this book isn’t an invitation. i am not your therapist or here to validate that one time you stood up to your grandpa by telling him colored was outdated. don’t applaud yourselves. instead show a Black woman you appreciate them. all we want is reparations and to be left the f*ck alone.
If ever there was a summary, then Britteney Black Rose Kapri provides it, in her own words.
This book isn’t meant to be accessible (or acceptable) to everyone; Kapri makes that very clear.
However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. In fact, because of its raw honesty, you should pick it up immediately!
Kapri takes on multiple topics: toxic masculinity, sexual freedom, misogyny, cultural appropriation, street harassment, multiracial identity, sexual politics, etc.
No topic goes untouched, and each one receives the unapologetic attention it deserves.
I was forced to check my level of “wokeness” at the door a few times because, even as a Black woman, I know I have work to do in order to be a better advocate for those within my personal reach.
“Black Queer Hoe” is a fresh take, on old and new topics of conversation, and is offered as part of Haymarket Book’s Breakbeat Poets series–which is described as “committed to work that brings the aesthetic of hip-hop practice to the page. These books are a cipher for the fresh, with an eye always to the next”.
I thoroughly enjoyed being introduced to such an enlightened, fresh, and straight-forward voice, as a result of this venture, and I look forward to seeing what Kapri does next.