Poet Hafizah Augustus Geter narrates her debut memoir with a deep assuredness that draws listeners in from the start. Her voice has a lilting, rhythmic quality to it; her long pauses make her prose sound like poetry. This deliberate narration serves to amplify the serious nature of her work. In a series of nonlinear recollections about her life as the daughter of a Nigerian Muslim mother and a Black American father, Geter explores what she calls the Black Period. The turn of phrase represents the many sacred spaces that she and others have created in which Black culture, joy, art, and community flourish outside of white hegemony. Blending personal memoir, social commentary, art criticism, and history, this beautifully performed audiobook is as moving as it is thought-provoking. L.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593633014 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593633021 $76.00
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