The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

I don’t know about where you live, but here, Los Angeles Public Library has an awesome e-media collection.  Almost every library has an Overdrive e-media section. You can even recommend titles they don’t already own.  I think I recommended that they buy this audiobook, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, by Issa Rae, because I didn’t have any audible credits coming around! LOL.

The audiobook is narrated by Issa Rae herself, about her childhood, epic fails, her entertainment career and how she got to where she is now, having grown tired of the lack of media representation of black women, creating her own stories on screen.

Jo-Issa is a self-made, everywoman black girl, documenting all those things that black girls and women who interact with the mainstream population (do you like my euphemism?) experience.  She’s the Lena Dunham equivalent for black girls, but cuter and funnier, IMHO.

In her book, she skewers everyone equally, so nobody should be insulted, but there’s always that one person, like the sex-trade-worker who blocked her on Twitter.  LOL. Check it out, check her out, and sound off below.

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Written by Afrocentria

Afrocentria is seeking to create a community hub online where African-Americans are not an after-thought, without the constant negativity of politics, and with a minimum of ratchedness. We're looking forward to seeing what we can build together. Ujima, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa and as always Umoja.


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