Black boy out of time : a memoir

by Ziyad, Hari,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Summary

An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way.

One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them.

Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, radical and reflective, Hari Ziyad's vital memoir is for the outcast, the unheard, the unborn, and the dead. It offers us a new way to think about survival and the necessary disruption of social norms. It looks back in tenderness as well as justified rage, forces us to address where we are now, and, born out of hope, illuminates the possibilities for the future.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Racebaitr editor-in-chief Ziyad merges astute sociopolitical analysis with soul-baring honesty in their striking debut memoir. Drawing on their family's strong religious beliefs and the traumas of growing up poor in Cleveland as a young Black queer person, Ziyad charts their search for self-understanding and liberation from their guilt-ridden first experiences with boys in high school, to moving to New York City for college, to their early career as a screenwriter and essayist. Along the way, they extrapolate on how each of their experiences has roots in colonialism, white supremacy (" were raised in the same America. The America that demonizes all Black children"), and capitalism. The idea of "misoafropedia" (or "the anti-Black disdain for children and childhood that Black youth experience") is a unique framework from which they analyze their youthful attempts to assimilate into whiteness at school, the carceral logic that led them to punish other Black children for the crime of being "ghetto," and their relationship with their own inner child. With its candidness and sharp prose that doggedly links the personal to the political, Ziyad's tale is engrossing and necessary. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ziyad, Hari.
African American gay men -- Biography.
Gays -- Identity.
African American sexual minorities -- Biography.
Autobiographies.
Publisher New York :2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-295).
ISBN 9781542091329
1542091322
9781542091312
1542091314
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