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Finna : : Poems

Marshall, Nate. Book - 2020 811.6 Ma, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Marshall, Nate 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: 811.6 Ma, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Marshall, Nate
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"Definition of Finna, created by the author: fin na /'fine/ contraction: (1) going to ; intending to. rooted in African American Vernacular English. (2) eye dialect spelling of "fixing to." (3) Black possibility ; Black futurity; Blackness as tomorrow. A lyrical and harp celebration, these poems consider the brevity and disposability of Black lives and other oppressed people in our current era of emboldened white supremacy. In three key parts, Finna explores the mythos and erasure of names in the American narrative; asks how gendered language can provoke violence; and finally, through the celebration and examination of the Black vernacular, expands the notions of possibility, giving us a new language of hope"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : One World, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: xii, 114 pages ; 21 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780593132456
0593132459

SUBJECTS
Black English -- Poetry.
Language poetry.