What ‘Poetic Justice’ Can Teach Us About Black Art Beyond Trauma
Can Black writing be seen as more than a product of our death and pain?
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Prince Shakur is a queer, Jamaican American writer and activist based in Columbus, Ohio. He is writing his debut memoir on life in Obama and Trump’s America and his political, coming of age.
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