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But Some Of Us Are Brave: All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: Black Women's Studies
This ground-breaking collection provides hours of enjoyment for the general reader and a wealth of materials needed to develop course units on black women; political theory, literary essays on major writers, guidelines for consciousness-raising about racism, and surveys of black women's contributions to the blues. "Important and innovative."--Feminist Bookstore News
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by The Feminist Press at CUNY
(first published 1986)
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I have a complicated history with feminism that is probably not unique for a post-civil rights/black power movement black woman. But, all issues with the word feminism aside, I recognized myself too much in these essays to deny that whether I like it or not, I am constantly inhabiting multiple worlds. If the black man's plight is double-consciousness the black woman's must be a quad-consciousness. Michele Wallace's essay could well be my life save the 15 pounds she actually lost. She ends her es ...more
This book exemplifies the early specifc work done in the area of African American feminism. I loved the book, and have often had the opportunity to read it over and over again. Also, looking at this text as a required reading in my African American History Class. Superb!!!
This book actually was first published in 1982, so that's thirty one years ago. However, this book still has a lot of value and relevance right now. The Title of the book has actually changed but I wish they didn't do that. Basically this book is about black women and it exposes the racism in the feminist movement and the sexism in the black civil rights movement. This book is about the struggle black women endure in a racist and sexist society. The chapters break down all the stereotypes about ...more
Sep 22, 2013 Andi rated it 5 of 5 stars
Amazing. These women wrote stuff that is still so relevant today, brilliantly tackling the intersection of racism and sexism and the unique experiences black women live in our society. There are a lot of different essays with very strong voices analyzing every angle. Must read. Absolutely phenomenal.