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    Homie

    £10.99
    ISBN: 9781784743055
    AuthorDanez Smith (Author)
    Pub Date20/02/2020
    BindingPaperback
    Pages96
    Availability: In Stock

    "& colin kaepernick is my president, who kneels on the air
    bent toward a branch, throwing apples down to the children & vets

    & rihanna is my president, walking out of global summits
    with wine glass in hand, our taxes returned in gold
    to dust our faces into coins
    & my mama is my president, her grace stunts
    on amazing, brown hands breaking brown bread over
    mouths of the hungry until there are none unfed
    & my grandma is my president & her cabinet is her cabinet
    cause she knows to trust what the pan knowshow the skillet wins the war" -from 'my president'

    Danez Smith is our President.

    A mighty anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Danez Smith's highly anticipated collection Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family - blood and chosen - arrives with just the right food and some redemption.

    Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez's friends, for yours.

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    "& colin kaepernick is my president, who kneels on the air
    bent toward a branch, throwing apples down to the children & vets

    & rihanna is my president, walking out of global summits
    with wine glass in hand, our taxes returned in gold
    to dust our faces into coins
    & my mama is my president, her grace stunts
    on amazing, brown hands breaking brown bread over
    mouths of the hungry until there are none unfed
    & my grandma is my president & her cabinet is her cabinet
    cause she knows to trust what the pan knowshow the skillet wins the war" -from 'my president'

    Danez Smith is our President.

    A mighty anthem about the saving grace of friendship, Danez Smith's highly anticipated collection Homie is rooted in their search for joy and intimacy in a time where both are scarce. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. But then the phone lights up, or a shout comes up to the window, and family - blood and chosen - arrives with just the right food and some redemption.

    Part friendship diary, part bright elegy, part war cry, Homie is written for friends: for Danez's friends, for yours.