University of Iowa Press, Iowa City: 2019.:
Condition: Softcover. Brand new book.
Kendra Allen's first collection of essaysat its coreis a bunch of mad stories about things she never learned to let go of. Unifying personal narrative and cultural commentary, this collection grapples with the lessons that have been stored between parent and daughter. These parental relationships expose the conditioning that subconsciously informed her ideas on social issues such as colorism, feminism, war-induced PTSD, homophobia, marriage, and "the n-word," among other things. These dynamics strive for some semblance of accountability, and the essays within this collection are used... View More...