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Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Written by Bell Hooks

Narrated by Adenrele Ojo


Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Written by Bell Hooks

Narrated by Adenrele Ojo

ratings:
5/5 (154 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Mar 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781977343307
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must–read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, Hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

Publisher:
Released:
Mar 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781977343307
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

bell hooks was a cultural critic, a feminist theorist, and the renowned author of more than twenty books, including Rock My Soul, The Will to Change, Sisters of the Yam, and When Angels Speak of Love. A charismatic speaker, she divided her time between teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. She passed away in 2021.



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  • (5/5)
    We should have all listened to bell hooks 40 years ago when this book came out AHHHHHHH I’m very excited to read her more recent work now. This is great both historically and unfortunately because some of her best ideas are only now making their way into mainstream feminism. Great to read to correct mistaken ideas about the Women’s movement in the 19th century, the 1960’s, and later.
  • (5/5)
    Powerful, important read for anyone interested in feminism and the pursuit of a more equitable society.
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    Stellar classic literature that exposes the underbelly of feminism and the distorted social perspective that the word includes all women. Dog whistle codes trigger ingrained, bone deep biases and cognitive dissonance.

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    A fantastic insight into the plight of women of colour and feminism.

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    A must read! This is essential (in my view) for those wanting to understand the intersectionality of Blackness and feminism.

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    hooks does an excellent job of dissecting the feminist movement and outlining the unique experience of intersectional modes of oppression face by Black women in spite of the Black cis-man dominated liberation movement and racist/imperialist feminist movement. The content does have traumatic triggers as a fare warning to listeners

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