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I'm So Fine

A List of Famous Men & What I Had On

Khadijah Queen

Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Hybrid Genre. Part 1980s and 1990s nostalgia, part exuberant storytelling, I'M SO FINE: A LIST OF FAMOUS MEN & WHAT I HAD ON turns a sharply humorous magnifying glass onto gendered interactions in daily life, framed primarily by random celebrity encounters in Los Angeles. Far from a narrative of fame-chasing or conceit, however, I'M SO FINE breathlessly addresses what it means for a woman to fight for dignity and survival in an often hostile environment, to come into her own power as she decides what she wants for herself "& mostly gets its every fineness."

 

Khadijah Queen's fearless new collection, I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On, is equal parts illuminating and disconcerting, much like the celebrity cultures and patriarchal systems the book critiques. These always stylish, quick-witted pieces serve as a pop culture archive--of almost forgotten R&B singers and A-list movie stars, rappers and comedians--while breaking down fame in all of its glittery, corporation-supported entitlement. By offering us a sophisticated new lens through which we might view self-actualization, Queen reframes our understandings of gender and notoriety. -- Adrian Matejka, author of THE BIG SMOKE

 

  • Publisher: YesYes Books; 1st edition (March 15, 2017)
  • Language:‎ English
  • Paperback:‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎193691946X
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781936919468
  • Item Weight: ‎5.6 ounces
  • UNSPSC-Code:‎ 55101500
  • Dimensions: ‎6.5 x 0.3 x 7.4 inches