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Bright: A Memoir
by Kiki Petrosino

    Publication Date: Aug 09, 2022
    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Paperback, 200 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781946448927
    Imprint: Sarabande Books
    Publisher: Sarabande Books
    Parent Company: Sarabande Books

    Paperback Description:

    Bright: A Memoir, the first full-length essay collection from acclaimed poet Kiki Petrosino, is a work of lyric nonfiction, offering glimpses of a life lived between cultural worlds. “Bright,” a slang term used to describe light-skinned people of interracial American ancestry, becomes the starting point for an extended meditation on the author’s upbringing in a mixed Black and Italian American family. Alternating moments of memoir, archival research, close reading and reverie, this work contemplates the enduring, deeply personal legacies of enslavement and racial discrimination in America. Situated at the luminous crossroads where public and private histories collide, Brightasks important questions about love, heritage, identity and creativity.

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