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I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had on (Paperback)

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These transfixing, hilarious prose poems give the whole read on beauty, what it means to carry it, and how to claim it for yourself instead of giving it away.

— From Maddie

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Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Hybrid Genre. Part 1980s and 1990s nostalgia, part exuberant storytelling, I'M SO FINE: A LIST OF FAMOUS MEN & WHAT I HAD ON turns a sharply humorous magnifying glass onto gendered interactions in daily life, framed primarily by random celebrity encounters in Los Angeles. Far from a narrative of fame-chasing or conceit, however, I'M SO FINE breathlessly addresses what it means for a woman to fight for dignity and survival in an often hostile environment, to come into her own power as she decides what she wants for herself & mostly gets its every fineness.

I'M SO FINE is an accumulation that is the feminine memory that has had enough. This book is strength, is a critique, is subversive, is a woman, a fist, an lol, an F.U., a refusal, a gaze back at the gaze, is inevitable freedom wearing a flowered dress Kente cloth bomber jacket red lipstick white jeans a velvet choker white platform sandals a black turtleneck electric blue column dress an eggshell blouse with a high collar & pearl buttons is wearing a powerful woman's body and mind.--Natalie Diaz.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781936919468
ISBN-10: 193691946X
Publisher: Yesyes Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: English