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Sisters of the Yam

Sisters of the Yam Author bell hooks
ISBN-10 9781317588313
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 184
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In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks reflects on the ways in which the emotional health of black women has been and continues to be impacted by sexism and racism. Desiring to create a context where black females could both work on their individual efforts for self-actualization while remaining connected to a larger world of collective struggle, hooks articulates the link between self-recovery and political resistance. Both an expression of the joy of self-healing and the need to be ever vigilant in the struggle for equality, Sisters of the Yam continues to speak to the experience of black womanhood.



Sisters of the Yam

Sisters of the Yam Author bell hooks
ISBN-10 9781317588306
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 184
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In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks reflects on the ways in which the emotional health of black women has been and continues to be impacted by sexism and racism. Desiring to create a context where black females could both work on their individual efforts for self-actualization while remaining connected to a larger world of collective struggle, hooks articulates the link between self-recovery and political resistance. Both an expression of the joy of self-healing and the need to be ever vigilant in the struggle for equality, Sisters of the Yam continues to speak to the experience of black womanhood.



Sisters of the Yam

Sisters of the Yam Author Bell Hooks
ISBN-10 1896357997
Release 2005-02-15
Pages 208
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When Sisters of the Yam was originally released in 1994 it won critical praise and solidified bell hooks' reputation as one of the leading public intellectuals of her generation. Today, the book is considered a classic in African American and feminist circles. It provides a launching point for much of hooks' later work. Tackling such issues as addiction, truth-telling, work, grieving, spirituality, and eroticism, hooks shares numerous strategies for self-recovery that can heal individuals and inspire struggle against racism, sexism, and consumer capitalism. This new, expanded edition features a wide-ranging interview where hooks speaks to how her work continues and how it has changed. Sisters of the Yam stands apart as a self-help book, she says, because it links self-recovery with political resistance. In these times of anti-feminist backlash, and with growing rates of depression and HIV/AIDS among black women, this important book offers multiple paths of healing and diverse ways of thinking spiritually.



Talking Back

Talking Back Author bell hooks
ISBN-10 9781317588214
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 208
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In childhood, bell hooks was taught that "talking back" meant speaking as an equal to an authority figure and daring to disagree and/or have an opinion. In this collection of personal and theoretical essays, hooks reflects on her signature issues of racism and feminism, politics and pedagogy. Among her discoveries is that moving from silence into speech is for the oppressed, the colonized, the exploited, and those who stand and struggle side by side, a gesture of defiance that heals, making new life and new growth possible.



The Salt Eaters

The Salt Eaters Author Toni Cade Bambara
ISBN-10 9780307778017
Release 2011-02-16
Pages 304
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Set in a town somewhere in the South, here is the story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt who witness an event that will change their lives forever. Some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring. From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.



Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 9780345434838
Release 2002-01
Pages 276
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The acclaimed columnist and author of The Last of the Black Emperors shares the rage, depression, abuse, and addictions experienced by African-American women abandoned by their fathers. Reprint.



Souls of My Sisters

Souls of My Sisters Author Dawn Marie Daniels
ISBN-10 1575666537
Release 2000
Pages 392
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African-American women of all walks of life and from across the country share their feelings, concerns, situations, and advice in an anthology that presents their experiences as they speak out on such topics as money, success, and love. Reissue.



Talking Leadership

Talking Leadership Author Mary S. Hartman
ISBN-10 0813525608
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 287
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Including 13 conversations with women practitioners of leadership from a variety of fields, this volume encourages readers to expand their definition of who a leader is and can be.



Body Soul

Body   Soul Author Linda Villarosa
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038525625
Release 1994
Pages 587
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Written by black women for black women and sponsored by the National Black Women's Health Project, here is an honest, straight-from-the-heart guide reminiscent of Our Bodies, Ourselves that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual health issues and concerns of black women today. Linda Villarosa is a senior editor at Essence magazine. 175 photos and illustrations.



Direct Action

Direct Action Author Ann Hansen
ISBN-10 1896357407
Release 2001
Pages 493
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Ann Hansen stood trial as one of the so-called "Squamish Five." Sentenced to life in prison, she served seven years. Now she tells her story for the first time. Direct Action captures the excitement and indignation of the counterculture of the early '80s. Missile tests were fuelling a new arms race. Reckless megaprojects threatened the global environment. Alienation, punk rock, and militancy were on the rise. Hansen and her fellow urban guerillas believed that sabotaging government and corporate property could help turn things around. To prove their point, they bombed the Litton Systems plant in Toronto, where components for Cruise Missiles were being made. Hansen's book poses unresolved ethical dilemmas. In light of the recent explosion of anti-globalization protests, Direct Action mirrors the resurgence of militant activity around the world.



Rock My Soul

Rock My Soul Author bell hooks
ISBN-10 9780743457774
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 240
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World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues of our time, the impact of low self-esteem on the lives of black people. Without self-esteem everyone loses his or her sense of meaning, purpose, and power. For too long, African Americans in particular have been unable to openly and honestly address the crisis of self-esteem and how it affects the way they perceive themselves and are perceived by others. In her most challenging and provocative book to date, bell hooks gives voice to what many black people have thought and felt, but seldom articulated. She offers readers a clear, passionate examination of the role self-esteem plays in the African-American experience in determining whether individuals or groups succeed or self-sabotage. She considers the reasons why even among "the best and brightest" students at Ivy League institutions "there were young men and women beset by deep feelings of unworthiness, of ugliness inside and outside." She listened to the stories of her students and her peers -- baby boomers who had excelled -- and heard the same sentiments, including deep feelings of inadequacy. With critical insight, hooks exposes the underlying truth behind the crisis: it has been extremely difficult to create a culture that promotes and sustains a healthy sense of self-esteem in African-American communities. With true brilliance, she rigorously examines and identifies the barriers -- political and cultural -- that keep African Americans from emotional well-being. She looks at historical movements as well as parenting and how we make and sustain community. She discusses the revolutionary role preventative mental health care can play in promoting and maintaining self-esteem. Blending keen intellectual insight and practical wisdom, Rock My Soul provides a blueprint for healing a people and a nation.



Can I Get a Witness

Can I Get a Witness Author Julia A. Boyd
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020191388
Release 1998
Pages 159
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Describes the connection between self-esteem, depression, and health, shares the experiences of Black women suffering from depression, and offers advice on finding help



Bone Black

Bone Black Author Bell Hooks
ISBN-10 0704345501
Release 1997
Pages 183
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A personal memoir, as well as a political polemic, Bone Black carries the additional appeal of providing a poignant and lyrical insight into the author's own life.



Black Man of the Nile and His Family

Black Man of the Nile and His Family Author Yosef Ben-Jochannan
ISBN-10 0933121261
Release 1972
Pages 428
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In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose "Europeanized" African history. Order Black Man of the Nile here.



The No nonsense Guide to Tourism

The No nonsense Guide to Tourism Author Pamela Nowicka
ISBN-10 9781904456605
Release 2007
Pages 144
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In this No-Nonsense Guide, Pamela Nowicka explores the third biggest industry in the world (after oil and narcotics). Taking the reader on a trip through the early days of travel, up to the first package tours and today's mass tourism, she argues that we in the West could help more by travelling less and being more aware and discerning when we do travel. This book will show you the hidden impacts of tourism.



Feminists Under Fire

Feminists Under Fire Author Wenona Mary Giles
ISBN-10 9781896357782
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 238
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Feminists Under Fire is about women living and working in conflict zones. Focusing on the civil wars in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia, diverse authors face the problems of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and militarized violence. They explore commonalities and differences between the two regions, and consequences for women, their societies, and feminist politics.Women are neither simply victimized nor empowered by war; their experiences are more complicated. While they suffer from war-related violence and upheaval, some women living in traditional societies find that war releases them from constricting hierarchies. Others find it reinforces conventional gender roles. This ambivalence needs to be examined and understood.In addition to such concerns the collection addresses issues of domestic violence, rape, intermarriage, victimization, feminist organizing and anti-war activism, women's self-help organization, and political resistance.This vibrant collection emerges from The Women in Conflict Zones Network, an international collaboration of activists and scholars.



Black Looks

Black Looks Author bell hooks
ISBN-10 9781317588481
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 212
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In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.