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By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

ISBN-10: 1626011613

ISBN-13: 9781626011618

Blue speak and Love’s "voice, regardless of fabric that turns out frankly
contemporary, is mockingly lyrical, approximately Faulknerian."

--Rick Moody, pass judgement on for the yankee brief Fiction brief tale Contest

Blue speak and Love tells the tales of women and girls of colour navigating the moods and mazes of city lifestyle. Set in a number of enclaves of recent York urban — together with the middle-class Hamilton Heights component to Harlem, the black queer social international of the West Village, the Spanish-speaking borderland among Harlem and Washington Heights, and old Tin Pan Alley — the gathering makes use of magic realism, historic fiction, satire and extra to focus on younger black women's internal lives.
The storylines diversity largely: a big-bodied teenage woman from Harlem discovers her sexuality in the middle of racial tensions at her higher East facet university; 4 younger ladies from Newark, New Jersey, are charged with assaulting the fellow who threatens to rape them; a couple of conjoined black woman twins born into slavery, make their reputation as degree performers within the colossal urban. In each one tale, the characters push earlier what's anticipated of them, studying to have fun their voices and their lives.
"Sullivan’s prose shocks, intrigues, and transports us via fourteen crafty and particular tales. And so do her wealthy and inimitable characters, so much of them younger black girls suffering in an international they didn't make yet one they have to confront, tear down, and remake. Black ladies topic and Sullivan indicates us simply how much."

-- Cheryl Clarke, writer of Narratives: Poems within the culture of Black girls

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