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sierra etes' debut poetry novel

Cover of the poetry book Sunkissed Child:Poetry in Black Life. The background is orange. There is an image of a black woman tilting her head toward the sun shining down on her through a large window. Her hands are cupped over her heart where a light is shining from. The black woman has her eyes closed in a very peaceful manner and she has a halo of red flowers surrounding her head.
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About the book

About the Book

She finally put into poetry the experiences that once tried to traumatize her into silence. 

Sunkissed Child: Poetry in Black Life showcases an incredibly impactful, heartfelt, and healing journey about a Black Woman’s personal experiences facing the hardships of living in an anti-black world, all while attempting to bring forth change, upkeep her own mental health and well being, and experience joy despite these circumstances.


This captivating collection speaks to the many struggles Black Womxn have faced for generations, as well as the generational struggle of upkeeping health, safety, joy, and life in the anti-black world.

Etes paints a full picture of Black life; from poems that shed light to...

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