Dean Atta - The Black Flamingo
The Black Flamingo, follows a mixed-race gay teen as he spreads his wings at university as a drag performer; a bold story about embracing your uniqueness and finding your inner strength. This is not about being ready, it’s not even about being fierce, or fearless, it’s about being free.
Michael waits in the stage wings, wearing a pink wig, pink fluffy coat and black heels. One more step will see him illuminated by spotlight.
He has been on a journey of bravery to get here, and he is almost ready to show himself to the world in bold colours … Can he emerge as The Black Flamingo?
Poet and author Dean Atta was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday, and “one of poetry’s greatest modern voices” by Gay Times.
“Intensely moving and heart-warming” - Cosmo
hardback | 176 pages | 185x160mm
paperback | 368 pages | 200x130mm
first published 2019