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The Black Woman: An Anthology

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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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Victor
Jan 12, 2014 Victor rated it really liked it
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
Shakeia
Feb 13, 2017 Shakeia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this book at the right time. With all that is happening in the world, Black women need affirmation. This book is still relevant today. It's so brilliant, even the preface hit hard. I can see myself re-reading and referencing some of these essays in the future.
Sincerae Smith
Dec 10, 2011 Sincerae Smith rated it it was amazing
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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kripsoo
Nov 11, 2013 kripsoo rated it it was amazing
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
S.
Jun 27, 2012 S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My spirit guide. The end. Black women, race, class, feminism, revolution, love, sex, education, poetry, essays, stories. Life. Everything.
Mills College Library
305.48896 C122b 2005
Jameelah Shukri
Oct 26, 2014 Jameelah Shukri rated it it was amazing
Love this book
Angie
Aug 11, 2016 Angie rated it it was amazing
Major Field Prep: 67/133
This landmark anthology of black women's writing and black feminist writing published in 1970 was in reaction to the abundance of anthologies of black radical thought and literature that largely excluded women writers and female perspectives, particularly Baraka and Neal's Black Fire. This text catalyzes and foretells of the rise of black women writers in the next two decades. It includes fiction, poetry, literary analysis, political critique, and critical essays, many ai
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Ernest Sneed
May 30, 2015 Ernest Sneed rated it really liked it
Published in 1970, this book delivers a powerful voice for the issues of black women that were invisible in major media. It is among the first books published to a wide audience on black feminist issues and ideology.
Wawan
Mar 03, 2010 Wawan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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...
trice
Feb 10, 2014 trice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice mix of literary fiction punctuated by a hard-hitting set of 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.
jewelthinks
Dec 14, 2015 jewelthinks rated it really liked it
I'm so glad I discovered this book. It's truly a womanist literary work. I love the discussions of the roles of black women, black men and the black family. I spent this past year reading works like this that center the needs of black women.

I plan to re-read many of these essays.
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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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