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Black Genealogy: Poems (Mineral Point Poetry #6) (Paperback)

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By Kiki Petrosino, Lauren Haldeman (Illustrator)
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At a literal crossroads in the South, there are two speakers in these poems -- the descendant, who has traveled here to try to find her ancestors in the archives, records, and receipts of their violent and near-unrecorded history, and the ancestors, who are alternately bemused, angry, and tender with their descendant. Petrosino's poems argue with each other across time and seek to hear each other over the guardians and soldiers of the past who want to keep black genealogy from the descendants who would sing its truth. Interchapters illustrated by artist Lauren Haldeman reimagine the barriers of genealogical research as an enigmatic Confederate soldier with the disquieting habits and obstructive magicks of Alice in Wonderland's Cheshire Cat.

Timely, groundbreaking, and powerful, Kiki Petrosino's Black Genealogy has the weight of an instant classic.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781942083733
ISBN-10: 1942083734
Publisher: Brain Mill Press
Publication Date: September 25th, 2017
Pages: 46
Language: English
Series: Mineral Point Poetry