Magical Negro – Morgan Parker


In stock

ISBN: 9781472154071 Category: Tags: ,


‘Magical Negro’ is an archive of black everydayness, a catalogue of contemporary folk heroes, an ethnography of ancestral grief, and an inventory of figureheads, idioms, and customs. These poems are both elegy and jive, joke and declaration, songs of congregation and self-conception. They connect themes of loneliness, displacement, grief, ancestral trauma and objectification, while exploring tropes and stereotypes of black Americans.