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Darkly by Leila Taylor
Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781912248544
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“I am struck by the depth of Leila Taylor’s vision. The generosity shown in the way a history (and present) is illuminated. This book does so much beautiful work to widen the expectations and understandings of blackness, and I am immensely thankful for it.”
— Hanif Abdurraqib, author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest and They Can’t Kill Us Until they Kill Us

A powerful and deeply personal exploration of what it means to be an outsider within an outsider culture. Between the black aesthetic of goth culture and the Blackness of America, Leila Taylor navigates seamlessly between cultural critique, personal history, and a history of America’s troubled past in writing that is incessant, curious, and generous, and a voice that is at turns both searing and vulnerable. Powerful and strange, uncanny and unforgettable.” — Colin Dickey, author of Ghostland

Takes us on a path that connects the Middle Ages, Edgar Allen Poe, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, Afropunk, Prince, Black Lives Matter, and Hot Topic. It’s an incredible journey…” — Baratunde Thurston

Fascinating. A revelatory exploration of blackness, goth culture and the ramifications of inherited trauma.“—Irenosen Okojie

A rare glimpse into American gothic from an African American perspective.”—Library Journal

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