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Ain’t I a Woman

Black Women and Feminism

By bell hooks
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Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks

Ain’t I a Woman (1981) is a work of feminist scholarship that explores the complexities of living in the United States as a black woman. Hooks examines the convergence of racism and sexism in major political and social movements throughout American history.

  • Women of color
  • Feminists
  • Those interested in race and gender theory

Bell hooks is a prolific feminist author, intellectual and social activist. Her writings focus on systems of oppression shaped by the intersection of race, class, and gender. She is a Distinguished Professor in Residence at Berea College in Kentucky, where she also founded the bell hooks Institute.

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