2019 National Book Award Longlist
“With Build Yourself a Boat, Camonghne Felix heralds a thrillingly new form of storytelling.”
-Morgan Parker, author of Magical Negro
This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains.
Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.