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Ain't I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism (2nd Edition)
Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Gender Issues
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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must 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 work a critical place in every feminist scholar's library.

©2015 Gloria Watkins (P)2019 Tantor

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"Ain't I a Woman is one of the most interesting, lucid books dealing with the subject of Feminism. The book can be recommended wholeheartedly to anyone who is interested in black history, in women's history, or in that much-overlooked connection between the two." (Maria K. Mootry Ikerionwu, Phylon (1983))

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Required reading

This book should be required reading for all seeking to make the world a better place.

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Informative

This was my first exploration into Bell Hooks and I was very satisfied. She backs up all of her arguments in detailed yet concise ways. This book is great for learning the complex intersection that is being an African-American woman in America. As a queer black man, I found it useful in understanding my own position as a male, as African-American, and queer.

Highly recommend.

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Empowering and Informatived!

This is a well written book, changed my perspective! highly reccomend everyone to read it

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  • Miss B
  • 05-28-19

Artful honestly of bell hooks, the fire starter...

There is only one bell hooks and she does not mince her words.
This book says everything that one needs to know to get a basic grasp of the dynamics of race, class and gender - within American feminist thinking and activism; straight from the most dehumanised and exploited community within the story of human capitalist experiment that is the United States of America: The black woman.
How did 1980s readers cope when they read it?
Either affirmed and acknowledged, shocked or shamed to wake up.
So delighted to see bell’s work here on audible.
Bravo. Bravo. Bravo.

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  • Helen
  • 09-16-19

Has aged well

Interesting, easy to read. Would recommend if you are interested in gender, race and intersectional feminism that’s well grounded in historical events and societies.

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  • Betony Granville
  • 10-31-19

Essential listening

This is an essential book to listen to. I would recommend it to every single person on the planet.