Skinned provides a voice and agency to Black experiences that have been overlooked or forgotten.

Skinned is a book that takes readers on an insightful journey through the layers of African American history. It begins in the 16th century with the arrival of Africans to Hispaniola and follows their story up until modern times, highlighting pivotal moments along the way. This narrative provides a voice and agency to Black experiences that have been overlooked or forgotten as time has progressed.

At its core, this book seeks to deepen our understanding of African American history, which has often been reduced to a few basic teachings. The book questions why there are gaps between slavery and the depersonalization of Black bodies, and reveals how society upheld slavery and denied Black people their personhood. Through this exploration, it brings to life the emotions, stories and mental paradigms of those who lived through these tumultuous times.

The author’s passion for uncovering and sharing the truth about African American history is evident throughout the book. Each poem dives into unknown and untold stories, from the harsh realities of slave ships to the resilience of formerly enslaved people as they fought for freedom. By weaving together different strands of history, This historical book creates a vivid picture of the oppression and triumph experienced by Blacks in the Americas.

Skinned offers a comprehensive look at African American history, allowing readers to gain a better understanding of the struggles and successes of Black people throughout the ages. With its powerful storytelling and thought-provoking insights, it is sure to captivate and educate anyone interested in learning more about this essential part of American history.

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