Training School for Negro Girls
Author: Camille Acker
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Release Date: October 09, 2018
As unapologetic and resilient as the DC neighborhoods they live in, these women challenge monolithic assumptions of black identity.
A TSA agent who has never flown, a girl braving new worlds to play piano, a teacher caught up in a mayoral race. In this debut collection of stories, each of them navigate life’s “training school”—with its lessons on gentrification and respectability—while fighting to create a vibrant sense of self in this love letter to Washington, DC.