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Publisher's Summary

A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Oprah Magazine • Vulture • Essence • Elle • Cosmopolitan • Real Simple • Refinery 29 • She Reads • The Everygirl • Career Contessa

“You are carrying in your hands a Black woman’s heart.” (Jericho Brown, author of Pulitzer Prize winner The Tradition)

“[Mans’] lucid and lyrical lines are as undeniable as those of a pop song yet as arresting as only spoken word artistry can be.” (O, the Oprah Magazine)

From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. 

With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Mans writes to call herself - and us - home. Each poem explores what it means to be a daughter of Newark, and America - and the painful, joyous path to adulthood as a young, queer Black woman. 

Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering Black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.

This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF of images from the book.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2021 Jasmine Mans (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

 “Lyrical, vivid.” (Time) 

“Each poem is a meditation on a moment, a memory, and a history that guides the reader through the experience of Black womanhood in a way I’ve not experienced before. These poems both explode and glimmer on the page. They demand to be read, to be shared, to be revisited time and time again.” (Clint Smith, number one New York Times best-selling author of How the Word Is Passed)

“[Mans’] lucid and lyrical lines are as undeniable as those of a pop song yet as arresting as only spoken word artistry can be.” (O, the Oprah Magazine)

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  • 25-08-2021

It feels like my aunts wrote a book for me!

This book is a brilliant depiction of black experiences. It's history and present day and it feels like home.

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  • 14-06-2021

Amazing a book everyone should feel..

This is a book worth buying there were some poems so strong so deep so true it’s very touching . The performance of the person who reads the audio book was very nice . Definitely buying a physical copy to keep around!

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  • 14-05-2021

Lyrics Degree

She spoke my language all the way through. I just loved the lyrical delivery with each piece.

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  • B. Pettis
  • 26-04-2021

Beautiful

Jasmine Mans book is so so healing. Her voice soothes you too and brings another layer to these poems.

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  • 22-04-2021

Brilliant Delicious

Her words and the warm thickness of her voice is like butterscotch candy. I KEEP LISTENING over and over and over! All the thumbs for Jasmine Mans

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-2021

Get this book!!!

Jasmine’s voice is beyond captivating. You have no choice but to listen. She makes you want to listen. You want to listen. Please listen to this, it’s amazing. She’s amazing. Every poem felt like home, in the best and worst way. I loved every second of it!!!! Jasmine is my absolute favorite!!! So grateful for her and her work. Buy the book and listen on audible!

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  • Samara
  • 01-04-2021

A must

Amazing all they way to the end and very well written. I wish it was longer. Excellent performance!!

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  • 28-03-2021

A Delight to The Heart and Soul

Jasmine's poetry is like listening to written word in script.

It's beautiful, melodic and melanated.

It's honey and hot combs.

Familiar and fresh.

It's Newark. It's me. It's us.

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  • Jen27go
  • 18-03-2021

I don’t have words

This book spoke to my soul! I have no words to describe how this shook me. I know everyone woman/girl in this book.

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  • 23-04-2021

10/10

A very relatable, MUST read, MUST listen, MUST share for every black woman, black man and other. An insight into our lives.

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