Book ‘The Black Period’ by Hafizah Augustus Geter

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On Personhood, Race, and Origin
A stunningly original and lyrical memoir from an acclaimed poet that crosses continents, grapples with white supremacy, and explores how the origin stories we inherit can be remade, featuring original art from the author’s father, renowned artist Tyrone Geter. "I say ‘the Black Period,’ and mean ‘home’ in all its shapeshifting ways.” Hafizah Augustus Geter disrupts the myths of both America’s origins and its present day through her experiences as the queer Nigerian-born daughter of a Muslim Nigerian woman and a Black American man from a Southern Baptist family in Jim Crow Alabama. A unique combination of gripping memoir and Afrofuturist thought, The Black Period follows Hafizah on a journey that tells her at every turn she’s not worthy. In the face of these indignities...
Publisher: Random House (September 20, 2022)  Pages: 432 pages  ISBN-10: 0593448642  ISBN-13: 978-0593448649  ASIN:‎ B09NX8N69P

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Hafizah Augustus Geter is a Nigerian American poet and writer born in Zaria, Nigeria, and raised in Akron, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. She is the author of the memoir, THE BLACK PERIOD: ON PERSONHOOD, RACE & ORIGIN, forthcoming from Random House, September 20, 2022, and the poetry collection UN-AMERICAN from Wesleyan University Press, nominated for a 2021 NAACP Image award, a finalist for the 2021 PEN Open Book Award, and longlisted for the 2021 Brooklyn Library Literary Prize. Her writing has appeared in, The New Yorker, BOMB Magazine, The Believer, and Paris Review, among others. Hafizah holds a BA in English and economics from Clemson University; an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago; and an MFA in nonfiction from New York University where she was an Axinn Fellow in Creative Narrative Nonfiction. She is a literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit.