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About Becoming//Black
Becoming//Black is a collection of work that follows the author's exploration of 'Blackness'/ identifying as Black after emigrating from Kenya, a Black African nation, to her diasporic home in the United States where Blackness is a distinguishing feature. The collection features well known poems from FreeQuency exploring the topic of Blackness as well
Paperback, Second Edition, 50 pages
Published March 2015 by Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa
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Julia Tulloh Harper
Amazing. Picked this collection up in New Orleans a few years ago & just reread. The poems explore FreeQuencys experience of learning about blackness in the States as a migrant (the spoken word versions on YouTube are even better). So articulate, moving, righteously angry, powerful, devastating, beautiful. ...more
Athena Rose
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i saw FreeQuency during a spoken word event at my university and was blown away by her. i was gifted this book at the event and i feel like these poems deserve to be heard because they are many peoples stories. ...more
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book of verse that explores blackness in Amerikka thru the eyes of an African immigrant. Funny. Witty. Guttural. Woeful. On point.
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