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A Black Girl in the Middle by Shenequa Golding
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May 07, 2024 | ISBN 9780807007983

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“Shenequa Golding’s writing takes you places: to Kingston, to Hampton University, to Queens. But mostly it ferries you on a journey with her, as she explores, examines, deconstructs, and reassembles—with rigor and wisdom and humor and fire—what it means to be Black and female and free. She’s been here before. Y’all just ain’t seen her yet. Get ready.”
—Damon Young, author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker and winner of the 2021 Thurber Prize for American Humor

“Shenequa Golding’s debut essay collection deserves an immediate place on your bookshelf. She handles tough subjects like lost friendships, rejected crushes, and distant fathers with humor and care. Shenequa pokes fun at herself while learning to establish better boundaries for her own well-being. Her writing is clear, funny, and touching. A Black Girl in the Middle will resonate with any young woman feeling the pressure to have everything figured out.”
—Nichole Perkins, author of Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be

“Creating work that centers on Black women’s unique perspectives is challenging. It requires self-reflection, thinking deeply about society, and the willingness to use your words as a shield of protection against harmful narratives that threaten Black women. Shenequa Golding is a gifted writer who rises to said challenges.”
—Shanita Hubbard, author of Ride-or-Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women

Table Of Contents

Black Girl Math



A September Kiss

Two Sugars with Hazelnut Cream

Camera Of

Jagged Little Pill

Daddy’s Girl


Lowered Expectations


When the World Stood Still

Big Ups and Shout-Outs

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