Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 42 | July 2020 | ‘Homie’ by Danez Smith, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘Homie’ by Danez Smith, reviewed by Emma Lee

‘Homie’ Danez Smith

Chatto 

ISBN 9781784743055 

£10.99

‘Homie’ focuses on friendship, finding inspiration in the loss of one of Danez Smith’s close friends. ‘Homie’ was not its original title but came about because the author didn’t want non-black people saying the book’s actual title and initial poems explore how language is used to include and exclude, ‘niggas!’ starts,

‘love them two g’s in the middle

hanging down like hands scooping

water from a ...

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