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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.

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl

Whatever Happened to Daddy s Little Girl Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 034544440X
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 272
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What happens to a little girl who grows up without a father? Can she ever feel truly loved and fully alive? Does she ever heal—or is she doomed to live a wounded, fragmented life and to pass her wounds down to her own children? Fatherlessness afflicts nearly half the households in America, and it has reached epidemic proportions in the African-American community, with especially devastating consequences for black women. In this powerful, searingly intimate book, accomplished journalist, poet, and fiction writer Jonetta Rose Barras breaks the code of silence and gives voice to the experiences of America's fatherless women—starting with herself. "We are legions—a choir of wounded—listen to the dirge we sing," writes Barras of the millions of black women like her who lost, either through abandonment, rejection, poverty, or death, the men who gave them life. A father is the first man in a girl's life—the first man to look in her eyes, protect her, care for her, love her unconditionally. Fathers fashion their daughters as expertly and as powerfully as they do their sons. When a girl loses this man, she grows up with an ache that nothing else can soothe. Psychologists have found that fatherless daughters are far more likely to suffer from debilitating rage, depression, abuse, and addictions; they tend to seek "sexual healing" through promiscuity or anti-intimate behavior and end up fearing or despising the men whose love they crave. Barras knows from personal experience the traps and the fury of being a black fatherless daughter, and she makes her own life story the heart and soul of her book, alternating chapters of spellbinding memoir with the stories she has gathered from women all over the country. Passionate and shockingly frank, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl is the first book to explore the plight of America's fatherless daughters from the unique perspective of the African-American community. Like Hope Edelman's New York Times bestseller Motherless Daughters, this brilliant volume gives all fatherless daughters the knowledge that they are not alone and the courage to overcome the hidden pain they have suffered for so long.

The Last of the Black Emperors

The Last of the Black Emperors Author Jonetta Rose Barras
ISBN-10 9780963124661
Release 1998
Pages 309
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Traces Barry's career from his imprisonment on drug charges through his re-election as mayor

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.

Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl

Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl Author C. M. Fox
ISBN-10 9781387522002
Release 2018-02
Pages 34
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An urban stance on the current state of the African-American community, it's people, and the contribution society makes towards its downfall. As told from the views of two conscious black girls.

The Fatherless Daughter Project

The Fatherless Daughter Project Author Denna Babul RN
ISBN-10 9780698194410
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 304
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“This groundbreaking work will give voice to an enormous population of women who are struggling to understand themselves in the face of their fathers’ absence.” —Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance and After This When Motherless Daughters was published 20 years ago, it unleashed a tsunami of healing awareness. When Denna Babul and Karin Smithson couldn't find the equivalent book for fatherlessness, The Fatherless Daughter Project was born. The book will set fatherless women on the path to growth and fulfillment by helping them to understand how their loss has impacted their lives. A father is supposed to provide a sense of security and stability. Losing a father comes with particular costs that vary depending on the way he left and how old a girl was when she lost him. Drawing on interviews with over 5000 women who became fatherless due to death, divorce, neglect, and outright abandonment, the authors have found that fatherless daughters tend to push their emotions underground. These issues in turn become distinct patterns in their relationships as adult women and they often can't figure out why. Delivered with compassion and expertise, this book allows readers support and understanding they never had when they first needed it, and it encourages the conversation to continue.

Longing for Daddy

Longing for Daddy Author Monique Robinson
ISBN-10 9780307457530
Release 2009-01-20
Pages 208
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Where Was Daddy When You Needed Him? The absence of fathers is an epidemic plaguing our society, affecting families from every corner of our world and from all walks of life. Whether our fathers left us entirely during our childhood or were physically present but emotionally distant, those who missed out on an affirming, intimate father-love continue to experience the devastating consequences of that loss. • Are you angry at the world and don’t know why? • Do you inadvertently sabotage relationships or smother those closest to you? • Do you rarely take risks or step out on faith? • Is there an undercurrent of anxiety in most tasks you perform? • Do you struggle to connect with God? • Do you have little or no self-confidence–or minimal self-worth? For women who answer yes to these questions, the common denominator is often an absent father. Far too many daughters have been stripped of a healthy relationship with their earthly dad. But real healing is within your reach. Discover how the absence of your father has impacted your entire life–your attitude, your actions, your beliefs, your decisions, and your identity–and learn how you can stop resulting negative behaviors, beak free, and experience a confidence-building, empowering love that will heal your hurts and fulfill your deepest longings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bastard Out of Carolina

Bastard Out of Carolina Author Dorothy Allison
ISBN-10 1101007176
Release 2005-09-06
Pages 336
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The Classic work of fiction that dramatically illuminates the lives described in current nonfiction bestsellers like J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy and Nancy Isenberg's White Trash The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye "As close to flawless as any reader could ask for." —The New York Times Book Review The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, "cold as death, mean as a snake," becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney-and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back. Now available in a twentieth anniversary keepsake edition with a new afterword by the author.

African American Relationships Marriages and Families

African American Relationships  Marriages  and Families Author Patricia Dixon
ISBN-10 9781317274292
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 337
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African American Relationships, Marriages, and Families, Second Edition is a historically and culturally centered research-based text designed for use in undergraduate, graduate, and community-based courses on African American relationships, marriages, and families. Complete with numerous exercises, this volume can be used by current and future helping professionals to guide singles and couples by increasing single and partner-awareness, and respect and appreciation for difference. In addition, singles and couples learn skills for effective communication and conflict resolution and ultimately how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, marriages, and families. This second edition includes updates and revisions to current chapters and also features two new chapters: one on parenting and one on same-gender loving/LGBTQ.


Nigger Author Dick Gregory
ISBN-10 9780671735609
Release 1990-11-15
Pages 224
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Presents the autobiography of comedian and civil rights worker Dick Gregory.

Yo Little Brother

 Yo  Little Brother   Author Anthony C. Davis
ISBN-10 WISC:89085268720
Release 1998
Pages 157
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Provides African American young men with a guide to living in society

Beyond Money Cars and Women

Beyond Money  Cars  and Women Author Jasmin S. Greene
ISBN-10 9781443810517
Release 2009-05-05
Pages 128
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Masculinity and hip hop are two topics that have been gaining wide attention in recent years. However, research has often been limited to solely criticizing the hip hop movement and examining the culture from a very parochial outsider’s perspective. An in-depth study of the relationship between hip hop and black masculinity, with commentary from the very men who are affected by it, is missing from the academia. It is with this thought that I have written my book. I wish to give a voice to those who have not yet been heard from, to examine and bring to light the damaging as well as positive affects that hip hop has on black men by talking to every day black men themselves, and to show that the hip hop phenomenon can be used as a great political tool for mobilizing this generation. This book examines stereotypical definitions of black manhood and looks at how specific images and lyrics in hip hop promote these stereotypes. I discuss how young black men, often growing up without fathers, look to the males in hip hop as role models. I argue that negative aspects of hip hop are really affecting young black men and that artists need to be more conscious of their impact and role in the black community. I also discuss many positive hip hop artists and music and that conscious hip hop is kept underground intentionally by corporations. I have integrated a case study throughout the book, where I interviewed young black men on ideas of masculinity, education and hip hop. I end by discussing the positive in hip hop, and by giving examples of how it can be taken so much farther, especially to connect the young urban community with politics and social awareness.

The Best Kept Secret

The Best Kept Secret Author Roberta L. Coles
ISBN-10 9780742566125
Release 2009-03-16
Pages 180
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The Best Kept Secret studies the often-overlooked group of single, African American custodial fathers. While the media focuses on the increase of single mothers and the decline in marriage in the black community, Roberta Coles paints a nuanced picture of single black dads. Based on qualitative research, the author looks at the parenting experience of these fathers, who may have become single parents through nonmarital births, divorce, widowhood and adoption. The fathers, ranging in age from 20 to 76, discuss their motivations for taking custody of their children, what roles they enact as parents, what they hope for their children, how they socialize their children in a diverse society, how parenting daughters differs from sons, and what parenting has done for them personally. Coles then recommends policy changes to improve the situations for children and single parents-particularly often-unseen fathers. Filled with dynamic interviews and intriguing case studies, The Best Kept Secret shows that single black custodial fathers do exist and looks at the ways raising children has shaped their lives.

On Writing Families

On  Writing  Families Author Jonathan Wyatt
ISBN-10 9789462096226
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 150
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Who are we with—and without—families? How do we relate as children to our parents, as parents to our children? How are parent-child relationships—and familial relationships in general—made and (not) maintained? Informed by narrative, performance studies, poststructuralism, critical theory, and queer theory, contributors to this collection use autoethnography—a method that uses the personal to examine the cultural—to interrogate these questions. The essays write about/around issues of interpersonal distance and closeness, gratitude and disdain, courage and fear, doubt and certainty, openness and secrecy, remembering and forgetting, accountability and forgiveness, life and death. Throughout, family relationships are framed as relationships that inspire and inform, bind and scar—relationships replete with presence and absence, love and loss. An essential text for anyone interested in autoethnography, personal narrative, identity, relationships, and family communication.


Iran Author Hamid Dabashi
ISBN-10 1595582231
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 632
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A political and cultural history of Iran and an up-to-the-moment account of the latest rogue nation to make international headlines, by a preeminent scholar of Iran. Iran's nuclear ambitions have thrust this increasingly powerful country into the international spotlight, attracting media attention to a degree not seen since the late 1970s, when a popular revolutionary movement toppled its pro-U.S. monarchy. Yet most people's knowledge of Iran stops short at the 1979 hostage crisis and the rule of Ayatollah Khomeini. In this brilliant and lucid new historical narrative, a preeminent scholar of modern Iran fills a crucial gap in our understanding of the nation that has emerged as the United States' prime antagonist. Hamid Dabashi, an internationally renowned cultural critic and scholar of Iranian history and Islamic culture, traces the full sweep of that country's history over the past two centuries with unprecedented analysis of key events, cultural trends, and political developments, up to the collapse of the reform movement and the renewed hostilities with the U.S. with the emergence of the new and combative presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Destined to become the standard book on modern Iranian history, Iran: A People Interrupted is a deeply informed and eloquently written account of a national struggle for freedom and democracy against the overwhelming backdrop of the US military hegemony-- one that will be of enduring, immediate, and urgent interest to anyone hoping to make sense of current events in the larger historical and regional contexts. Includes discussion of such events as: - The election of Ahmadinejad and the current nuclear showdown withthe United States and Europe - The rise of Iran as a major regional power challenging U.S. policy in the region - The Salman Rushdie Affair of 1989 - The Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88 - The U.S. hostage crisis of 1979-80 - The Islamic revolution in 1979 - The rise of the Soviet Union and the United States as superpowers, and the impact on Iran and the Middle East - The emergence of Reza Shah as a tyrannical modernizer - The emergence of Iran as a modern nation-state during the anticolonial struggles of the 19th century. Destined to become the standard book on modern Iranian history, Iran: A People Interrupted is a deeply informed and eloquently written account of a national struggle for freedom and democracy against the overwhelming backdrop of the U.S. military hegemony-- one that will be of enduring, immediate, and urgent interest to anyone hoping to make sense of current events in the larger historical and regional contexts.

Between Fathers and Daughters

Between Fathers and Daughters Author Linda Nielsen
ISBN-10 1581826613
Release 2008
Pages 256
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At last! A no-nonsense, insightful, and entertaining book for dads and daughters who want more from their relationship. With candor and humor, Dr. Linda Nielsen exposes the half-truths, outright lies, and family dynamics that prevent dads and daughters of all ages from having a more relaxed, more meaningful, more communicative relationship.


Naked Author Ayana D. Byrd
ISBN-10 0399531637
Release 2005
Pages 255
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A collection of witty and insightful essays by African-American women of all ages and walks of life--including Iyanla Vanzant, Jill Nelson, Jill Scott, and Melyssa Ford--addresses a variety of issues related to body image, includiing hair texture, skin color, weight, sexuality, and acceptance. Original.