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More than that as a journalist all I ever hear people do is talk about what young black men are thinking and why young black men are dying But Kiese is a witness and he is one of them which makes his testimony all the valuable One thing It does my womanist heart good to read a black man lift up the black women and men in his life and giving them room to be present alongside his creation It is a beautiful thing subtle and significant Also worth mentioning is vulnerability Being vulnerable and honest on the page is something that a lot of people like to talk about but it is offensively heartbreaking to do and hard on the soul not to mention the body There are few contemporary writers who do this well with grace and generosity without pandering in one place or another or pulling a Hey Look at me being vulnerable over here Aren't I your favorite black male feminist? 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Ge from an interview with his mother to reflections on Ole Miss football Outkast and the labor of Black women these thirteen insightful essays highlight Laymon’s profound love of language and his artful rendering of experience trumpeting why he is “simply one of the most talented writers in America” New York magazin Can I give this book six stars? I would like to give it six stars Imagine there's a extra star up there please This is not to say Laymon's book is the best written book I've ever read BUT and this is coming from someone that reads a lot I think it is one of the most important and meaningful books I've read in a while The book is essays on race and racial awareness privilege and awareness of that privilege It's a hard read Hard in that why that the best books are; they step on your toes and make you uncomfortable with some part of the world and your place within it Thank heavens for books like this They remind us of all the work yet to be done