Ghost Letters

Longlist, National Book Awards 2021 for Poetry

ISBN 9781643171968
Parlor Press
Baba Badji

Baba Badji is a Senegalese American poet, translator, and researcher. He earned his PhD in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. (Photo credit: WUSTL) More about this author >

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Ghost Letters creates a ghost mother who becomes a presiding presence in Baba Badji’s first collection of poems. His poetry explores what it means to be Senegalese, American, and Black, as well as the bonds of Black people across the Black diaspora.