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Training school for Negro girls
Training school for Negro girls
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219 pages ; 21 cm
The lower school. Who we are ; Cicada ; Everything she wants ; Strong men ; Final draft of college essay -- The upper school. The ropes ; All the things you'll never do ; Mambo sauce ; Training school for Negro girls ; Now, this ; You can leave, but it's going to cost you.
"Acker navigates her characters' lives with humor, heart, and grace. I loved these stories."--Lisa Ko This debut collection is a complicated love letter to Washington, DC, and to those who call it home: a TSA agent who's never flown, a girl braving new worlds to play piano, and a teacher caught up in a mayoral race. These characters navigate life's "training school"--with lessons on gentrification and respectability- and fight to create their own sense of space and self. Camille Acker's writing has appeared in Hazlitt and VICE, among others. Raised in Washington, DC, she currently lives in Chicago.
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New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2018.