Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism
South End Press, 2007 - African American women - 220 pages
" Ain't I a Woman : Black Women and Feminism is among America's most influential works. Prolific, outspoken, and fearless."- The Village Voice "This book is a classic. It . . . should be read by anyone who takes feminism seriously."- Sojourner "[ Ain't I a Woman ] should be widely read, thoughtfully considered, discussed, and finally acclaimed for the real enlightenment it offers for social change."- Library Journal "One of the twenty most influential women's books of the last twenty years."- Publishers Weekly "I met a young sister who was a feminist, and she gave me a book called Ain't I a Woman by a talented, beautiful sister named bell hooks-and it changed my life. It changed my whole perspective of myself as a woman."-Jada Pinkett-Smith At nineteen, bell hooks began writing the book that forever changed the course of feminist thought. Ain't I a Woman remains a classic analysis of the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism. bell hooks is the author of numerous critically acclaimed and influential books on the politics of race, gender, class, and culture. The Atlantic Monthly celebrates her as one of our nation's leading public intellectuals .
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This book changed my life. Bell Hooks helped me to redefine every myth I had about women and feminism. I was conducting my thesis at the time, and actually shifted the course of my research. Read full review
bell hooks is the analyst for the oppressed feminist perspective. A required reading for every girl and womyn of American nationality in particular of African and Jewish heritage. It is highly recommended for the enlightened male. I was thoroughly affronted by the truths about hatred and oppression the result of the religiosity, worship and crusades the present day pograms/programs of imperialist colonialism.