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Black Queer Hoe

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  80 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Women’s sexuality is used as a weapon against them. In this stunning debut, Britteney Black Rose Kapri lends her unmistakable voice to fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power, in a world that refuses Black Queer women permission to define their own lives and boundaries.
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Haymarket Books (first published September 4th 2018)
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Christina
Jun 09, 2018 marked it as non-fiction-tbr
Yes! Please and thank you 😊😊
Jolene
Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate.
Kimberley
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Edelweiss+ and Haymarket Books for this advanced eGalley of "Black Queer Hoe".
embarrassing white folks and f*ckboys is my american pastime. this book isn't an invitation. i am not your therapist or here to validate that one time you stood up to your grandpa by telling him colored was outdated. don't applaud yourselves. instead show a Black woman you appreciate them. all we want is reparations and to be left the f*ck alone.

If ever there was a summary, then Britteney Black Rose Kapri pro
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Stuart Fraser
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-finished, poetry
I know I am not the intended audience for this book, but I enjoyed it. It deserves to be read by the people who see themselves in the poems and the people who don't share those experiences (and who, like me, shouldn't say half the words in the book). Britteney Black Rose Kapri knows when to take a moment, thought, or word (especially the three words in the title) and tease out its implications for days, but also how to cut through wordiness to get an the underlying truth in a more direct way (su ...more
Samantha
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of the many fun things about reading this in public is when an old white dude insists on knowing what you're reading, so you tell him and watch the horror-confusion wash over him, slowly, from his New Balance sneakers all the way to his balding pate.

I would read a granola recipe called Queer Black Hoe, so why wouldn't you want to read a whole book with that title? Do it.
Karla Strand
This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading
Allison
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and wow, this book. Preorder it now because it deserves to be read all over by everyone. That said, I feel very aware in writing this review that Black Queer Hoe isn't written *for me*. It's very clear that Black Rose Kapri writes for Black Femmes specifically and unapologetically - and I appreciate that so much about her work. The line "Spent the past twenty-nine years working on being the best version of myself, which means ...more
Luna Margo Valentine
finally! experimental poetry i understand! everyone i know irl - every black person anyway - talks just like it. it's so refreshing to see in a poetry book. sometimes - most of the time - i don't reread poetry books unless i'm upping my reading goal or an extended edition has been released but i will 10000000% read this one over and over and over again. this is so real, so raw, so authentic! this was one of few books lately i've sat down and enjoyed as opposed to looking at the location number w ...more
Inda
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of attending a reading of Britteney's work at our book festival this month. I got a copy of the book afterwards. I'm reminded of the early 2000s when I first fell in love with spoken word poetry, particularly those writers who managed a plethora of emotions and experiences within their work. She is definitely one of the best I've ever had the opportunity to experience. I'm always happy to find poetry that resonates and challenges me, so I can't say enough good things about th ...more
Payge Rustad
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unapologetically raw, Black Queer Hoe is beyond good. "Embarrassing white folks and f*ckboys is an american pastime. this book isn't an invitation. i am not your therapist or here to validate that one time you stood up to your grandpa by telling him colored was outdated. don't applaud yourselves. instead show a Black woman you appreciate them." Don't just read this book, LEARN from it.
Greg Adams
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not for the faint of heart, Britteney's collection of strong Black female poetry showcases a booming voice that dares you to ignore it. I laughed out loud and gasped a few times, but that's exactly the point--don't look away from any of these poems! These are in-your-face observations of a "Black Queer Hoe." Damn!
Justlesa Hall
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person.
"Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. "
Maria
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Run to get this book, order it, get it delivered to all your devices just read it some kinda way right now.
Jeimy
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This collection was not for me. However, I highly recommend heeding the author's advice and reading it aloud. It is there that one can appreciate the rhythm... the poetry... in this collection.
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