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Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - by Brittney Cooper (Hardcover)

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An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY:The New York Public LibraryBustle The Root • NPR Fast Company ("10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace")Rebecca Solnit, The New Republic:"Funny, wrenching, pithy, and pointed."Roxane Gay: "I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now."

Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan: "A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility."

America Ferrera: "Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist."Damon Young: "Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes."

Melissa Harris Perry: “I was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget, ignore, or erase us black girls...I was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper.”

Michael Eric Dyson: Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing today...and she will make you laugh out loud.”

So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.

Far too often, Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women’s eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It’s what makes Beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard. It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon.

Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper’s world, neither mean girls nor ******boys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.

A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Glamour Chicago Reader • Bustle • Autostraddle

Number of Pages: 279
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies, Discrimination & Race Relations, Feminism & Feminist Theory
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Book theme: African American Studies
Author: Brittney Cooper
Language: English
Street Date: February 20, 2018
TCIN: 52151687
UPC: 9781250112576
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-7152
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A book of our times!

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A book of our times! Read with Rebecca Traister's "Good and Mad" and "Rage Becomes Her" by Soraya Chemaly.
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