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Belonging by Bell Hooks
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Aug 04, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction, personal-memoir
Read in July, 2009

I found bell hooks personal reflections on her journey home totally fascinating and enlightening. She writes about the tensions and personal discoveries she had to work through to finally return to the hills of Kentucky, the place that she ultimately reclaimed as home. I especially enjoyed the sections on the forgotten history of rural black farmers. Many chapters are a call to remember this part of black American history and a return to the importance of the land for non-whites and especially African-Americans. A very enlightening read.
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