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8 books

  1. Salvation

    Author: bell hooks

    Written from both historical and cultural perspectives, Salvation takes an incisive look at the transformative power of love in the lives of African Americans. Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships and marriage in Black life, the prose and poetry of Martin Luther King, Jr., James Baldwin, and Maya Angelou, the liberation movements of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, or hip hop and gangsta rap culture, hooks lets us know what love’s got to do with it. Combining the passionate po

    • Published on 2001
    • 260 pages


  2. Out of the House of Bondage

    Author: Thavolia Glymph

    This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible pr

    • Published on 2008
    • 296 pages


  3. Wicked Flesh

    Author: Jessica Marie Johnson

    The story of freedom pivots on the choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures. The story of freedom and all of its ambiguities begins with intimate acts steeped in power. It is shaped by the peculiar oppressions faced by African women and women of African descent. And it pivots on the self-conscious choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures. Slavery's rise in

    • Published on 2020
    • 328 pages


  4. Black Feminist Sociology

    Author: Taylor & Francis Group, Zakiya Luna and Whitney Pirtle

    Black Feminist Sociology offers new writings by established and emerging scholars working in a Black feminist tradition. The book centers Black feminist sociology within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the U.S. and the academy. Inspired by a BFS lens, the essays are critical, personal, political and oriented toward social justice. Key themes include the origins of Black feminist sociology, expositions of BFS orientations to research that exte

    • Published on 2021
    • 352 pages


  5. Sister Outsider

    Author: Audre Lorde

    The fourteen essays and speeches collected in this work, several of them published for the first time, span almost a decade of this Black lesbian feminnist's work. Lorde is unflinching in her observations and is lucid and clarifying in her coverage of a range of essential topics.

    • Published on 1984
    • 190 pages


  6. A Taste of Power

    Author: Elaine Brown

    The author recalls her years as a leader in the Black Panther Party, including her complicated relationship with fellow Panther Huey Newton, her own struggles with racism and sexuality, and what ultimately destroyed the party. Reissue.

    • Published on 1994
    • 452 pages


  7. All About Love

    Author: Bell Hooks

    "The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love to better if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provacative and intensely personel, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explode th qu

    • Published on 2001
    • 272 pages


  8. Ain't I a Woman

    Author: Bell Hooks

    Examines the experiences of Black women during slavery, explains why the issues of racism and sexism are intertwined, and looks at the role of Black women in the feminist movement

    • Published on 1981
    • 205 pages


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