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Khalisa Rae's Knee Length

Knee Length #3

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In Knee-Length, poet and journalist Khalisa Rae navigates the nuances of an inherited conservative legacy. Pulling from memories of her religious upbringing and education, family history, and matrilineal teachings, Knee Length is a history reimagined and excavated—a rebellious relearning of desire and respectability, family and faith.

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“he stared into the abyss, computer monitors under the screensaver’s spell, he / kept looking, never a backward glance but ahead”