Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape
In this "intelligent", "stunning", and "honest" book, Charllote Pierce-Baker weaves together the accounts of black women who have been raped and who have felt that they had to remain silent in order to protect themselves and their race. It opens with the author's harrowing and courageous account of her rape and includes the stories of the author's own family's response, plus the voices of black men who have supported rape survivors.
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SURVIVING THE SILENCE: Black Women's Stories of RapeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A haunting collection of potent first-person narratives. Herself a rape victim, Pierce-Baker discloses the intimate details of her rape experience, along with those of ten other African-American women ... Read full review
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Weslyne My Mother
THE OTHER HALF OF SILENCE Mens Stories about the Women They Love Who Have Raped
Joseph My Father
As I Am Now
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Page 7 - I will tell you something about stories, [he said] They aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death. You don't have anything if you don't have the stories.
Page 21 - I return to the story of the woman caught in the war & in labor, her thighs tied together by the enemy so she could not give birth. Ancestress: the burning witch, her mouth covered by leather to strangle words. A word after a word after a word is power. At the point where language falls away from the hot bones, at the point where the rock breaks open and darkness flows out of it like blood, at the melting point of granite when the bones know they are hollow & the word splits & doubles & speaks the...
Page 7 - It was as if the words were helping her, as if the words repeated again and again could be a substitute for memory, were somehow more than the memory. As if it were only the words that kept her anger.