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The Sin In My Blackness

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I have found a beauty in blackness that I am willing to defend, a beauty that I will not allow to be contained or stifled. I refuse to succumb to the notion that I must hide my hair, bleach my skin or make apologies for the way I sound when I speak. I have written this book as a form of love letter to myself; to say: There is no shame or sin in my blackness.
ebook, Electronic edition , 60 pages
Published March 14th 2016 by Smashwords (first published August 20th 2015)
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Another self-published writer! Big ups to young black AND female writers demanding to be heard.

"The Sin In My Blackness", the title conveyed such a strong message. I was looking forward to an explosion of emotion but what I was presented with was lamentations on various degrees of unrequited love. I actually enjoyed the preface more than the 23 poems by Nkateko and was very disappointed in the 2 featured poems. The first one, "Love In The Time Of Xenophobia" was seventeen lines of a watered-down
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Nkateko Masinga is a South African poet and 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. She is an interviewer and director of the Internship Program at Africa in Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights ...more

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