This chapbook, Daughter Tongue, by Omotara James originates from the limited-edition box set—an African Poetry Book Fund (APBF) project, in collaboration with Akashic Books. All copies of this limited edition chapbook will be signed by the author.
"James’s chapbook covers a vast terrain, an impressive feat. Daughter Tongue explores the complexities of one who is both trying to love herself and others, even when she herself is multiple selves at once, and also always evolving—even if the exterior, the body, remains what seems a constant burden to the speaker. She asks: “What if the body / is just the throw-away . . . ?”
—DéLana R.A. Dameron
from the preface
Critical Praise for Daughter Tongue
"[Omotara] James' voice is so unique and genuine; she's definitely a poet to have on your poetdar."
--The Coil, Omotara James' "Daughter Tongue" included in Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018