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Womanish Black Girls
  • Bandtyp: Häftad
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20190308
  • Antal sidor: 200
  • ISBN10:1975500911
  • ISBN13:9781975500917

Womanish Black Girls

(Häftad)
Beskrivning:

Womanish Black Girls is a collection of essays written by varied black women who fill spaces within the academy, public schools, civic organizations, and religious institutions. These writings are critically reflective and illuminate autobiographical storied-lives. A major theme is the notion of womanish black girls/women resisting the familial and communal expectations of being seen, rather than heard. Consequently, these memories and lived stories name contradictions between “being told what to do or say” and “knowing and deciding for herself.” Additional themes include womanism and feminism, male patriarchy, violence, cultural norms, positionality, spirituality, representation, survival, and schooling. While the aforementioned can revive painful images and feelings, the essays offer hope, joy, redemption, and the re-imagining of new ways of being in individual and communal spaces. An expectation is that middle school black girls, high school black girls, college/university black girls, and community black women view this work as seedlings for understanding resistance, claiming voice, and healing.

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