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A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of voices that demanded to be heard. In this groundbreaking volume of original essays, poems, and stories, a chorus of outspoken women -- many who would become leaders i ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by Washington Square Press (first published August 1st 1970)
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kripsoo
the voices comes from northern writers, southern writers simply beautiful and strong and passionate awesome and Even though many new books on women in the Civil Rights and Black Power movements are now available, Cade's anthology is an excellent collection of contemporary documents covering issues such as the sexism of welfare, the role of women in the Revolution and the rights Although some of the materials may seem "dated" to younger readers, these are authentic "back in the day" voices of Bla ...more
Victor
I was 16 years and had just arrived from Puerto Rico, when my uncle had a visitor. A very charismatic young black woman, who was living with an artist painter. Her name was Joanne Clark. My uncle introduced me and was proud to tell me that Joan had just published a chapter on motherhood in a compilation about Black Women. The woman on the cover of the book had a large smooth afro and so did Joanne Clark. The afro look was at the edge of everything. It was Hip, cool, radical, of self realization ...more
Sincerae
I found this book of all places at Walmart. Published in 1970, The Black Woman is an anthology of poetry, short stories, but mainly essays that are still relevant today, all written by African-American women. The material in this book was published in various magazines and journals during the late 1960s.

Reading this book I saw how so little has really changed in the mindset of Americans both black and white. The essays which are the majority talk about the conflict between black men and women b
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Amy
Read excerpts for 20th Century Black Feminist Thought and Practice in the US., Fall 2013.
Mills College Library
305.48896 C122b 2005
trice
Aside from a slightly problematic essay on colorism and education reform in Black communities, The Black Woman offers a nice mix of literary fiction punctuated by a hard-hitting set of non-fiction essays. TCB's "On the Issue of Roles" and Pat Robinson's "A Historical and Critical Essay for Black Women in the Cities" are simply brilliant.
Wawan
Nah, kalo ini tentang penulis-penulis perempuan kulit hitam sekitar tahun 70-an dan 80-an mungkin. Ada Alice Walker, Nikki Giovanni, dsb. Ide-ide terkait feminisme mulai muncul. Ada 2 cerpen yang mulai menunjukkan kembali ajaran Marcus Garvey untuk kembali ke Afrika...
Aichlee
Dec 28, 2007 Aichlee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone i know.
a must read. some great pieces in there, including cade's essay about birth control in the black power movement, and a piece written by abbey lincoln (!)
S.
My spirit guide. The end. Black women, race, class, feminism, revolution, love, sex, education, poetry, essays, stories. Life. Everything.
Sumayyah
Nov 22, 2011 Sumayyah marked it as unrated-unfinished  ·  review of another edition
I will need to re-read this in order to give it a proper rating.
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Toni Cade Bambara, born Miltona Mirkin Cade was an American author, documentary film-maker, social activist and college professor.

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