WATCHNIGHT

WATCHNIGHT
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In WATCHNIGHT, we accompany Johnson's unnamed protagonist on a psychedelic quest across myriad forms, places, and times marked by climate crisis, exodus, and Black trans identity-making. In exhilarating lyric poems and chiseled prose blocks, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson charts the history of his family alongside the history of Watchnight--a churchy holiday of messianic tarrying--and steps through portals to render the human faces of American internal migration and mass displacement--from countryside to city and back again. Spanning from 1803 to a near-future rife with class tension and racial anxiety, WATCHNIGHT is a study of Black bonds, Black grief, and Black flight.
ISBN: 
9781643621944
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
February 20, 2024