Magical Negro

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Andrew's Pick

Morgan Parker, author of 'There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce', doesn't care how comfortable you are, and neither should you. How dare you. 

In her latest collection, 'Magical Negro', profane is sacrament. You may have voted for Obama, twice, but do you carry a corkscrew in your purse? Do you keep an empty mind? Do you turn off the news? If so, you're probably ready to join Parker, Virgil Tibbs, Angela Davis's teeth, and Magical Negro #1: Jesus Christ for a set of poems that a serve as a reminder to the present.


A NBCC Award Finalist

From the breakout author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce comes a profound and deceptively funny exploration of Black American womanhood.

"Morgan Parker's latest collection is a riveting testimony to everyday blackness . . . It is wry and atmospheric, an epic work of aural pleasures and personifications that demands to be read--both as an account of a private life and as searing political protest." --TIME Magazine

A Best Book of 2019 at TIME, Elle, BuzzFeed, the Star Tribune, AVClub, and more.

A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at Vogue, O: the Oprah Magazine, NYLON, BuzzFeed, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Product Details

Publisher: Tin House Books
Published Date: February 05, 2019
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 5.6 X 0.3 X 8.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
ISBN: 9781947793187