Ain’t I a Woman

bell hooks, Sojourner Truth

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Pluto Press

Published: 20-01-1987


A provocative and inspiring book on the culture and politics of black women’s rights

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In this classic study, cultural critic bell hooks examines how black women, from the seventeenth century to the present day, were and are oppressed by both white men and black men and by white women. Illustrating her analysis with moving personal accounts, Ain’t I a Woman is deeply critical of the racism inherent in the thought of many middle-class white feminists who have failed to address issues of race and class. While acknowledging the conflict of loyalty to race or sex is still a dilemma, hooks challenges the view that race and gender are two separate phenomena, insisting that the struggles to end racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined.

Additional information

Weight 0.282 kg
Dimensions 135 × 215 mm
Page Count 216