The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Audiobook by Issa Rae is life memoir of the author. The author talks about the awkwardness of adolescence and navigating relationships. The book is a memoir of a young woman navigating her early life in differing social and cultural climates.
The book is a collection of essays written by the author in which she discusses the feeling of being awkward in a world that regards being introvert as a misfit and being black as cool. The author has written in a witty and humorous manner. She talks about her initial days of chatting and cybersexing on the internet. She discusses this very candidly and honestly, which many readers will surely relate to.
The book deals primarily with Issa Rae’s racial awareness. She moved from a majority white school in Maryland to a majority black school in Compton, when she was a young teen. It was then and there that she explored the differences. She did not listen to the same music as her peers, was poor in dancing and fell outside the perception of being black. She was bullied by the black peers in Los Angeles for being too white and also felt out of place in being the one of the few black students at her school in Maryland. These portions and the related events have been depicted in a humorous and fun-filled manner by the author. She cuts across her point that being an awkward black girl is fine.
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Audiobook by Issa Rae received positive reviews from the critics and the readers. The author describes her formative years and childhood as a black girl in details, providing the readers an insight into her early years. She provides a more realistic representation of black women and breaks the usual stereotype and caricature which have been prevalent for long.
The writing is very honest and brutal where she candidly presents her own faults and shortcomings. Rae provides some serious and complex lessons in a humorous way, which makes reading the book breezy. This is not a long book and is a fun read. This is recommended for readers who want to gain an insight into the life of a young black woman.