Black Girl, Call Home
A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Oprah Magazine • Time • Vogue • Vulture • Essence • Elle • Cosmopolitan • Real Simple • Marie Claire • Refinery 29 • Shondaland • Pop Sugar • Bustle • Apartment Therapy • The Rumpus • She Reads • The Everygirl • Medium • Career Contessa
“Nothing short of sublime, and the territory [Mans'] explores...couldn’t be more necessary.”—Vogue
“A tender distillation of black girlhood. Mans draws together both intricate adornment and the unvarnished truth.”—Raven Leilani, New York Times bestselling author of Luster “[Mans’]
lucid and lyrical lines are as undeniable as those of a pop song yet as arresting as only spoken word artistry can be.”—O, the Oprah Magazine
From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Mans writes to call herself—and us—home.
Each poem explores what it means to be a daughter of Newark, and America—and the painful, joyous path to adulthood as a young, queer Black woman. Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering Black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.