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David David said: " A book about a black woman in the turn of the century who successfully creates an international corporation- I am amazed that this is a true story and curious to see how Madam CJ Walker became so successful in a time period where the cards were total ...more "

 

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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
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Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
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This book disturbed my sense of justice in the world but certainly illuminated a new sense of compassion. Bastard Out of Carolina is set in the South and is about a poor white girl, nicknamed Bone, who gets abused by her step father. The book is told ...more
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On Her Own Ground by A'Lelia Perry Bundles
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Skin Meat Bones by Anne Waldman
Skin Meat Bones
by Anne Waldman
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Anne Waldman's style was so similar to Allen Ginsberg switching between revelatory language and political science or current event terms in a stream of consciousness style. There were places in the book where she was very successful with this techniq ...more
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Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble by Anne Waldman
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For me Manatee/Humanity is the pinnacle of Anne Waldman's work. I was taken by her Buddhist acceptance of environmental degradation meanwhile mourning the loss. She took a deep spiritualized look at our sad environmental fate using the ancient, gentl ...more
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Skin Meat Bones by Anne Waldman
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Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble by Anne Waldman
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The Poison King by Adrienne Mayor
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I heard a podcast of a talk given by the author and I was fascinated by this defiant ruler who evaded the Romans ruthlessly. I enjoyed learning about ancient civilizations because it is like travelling to another planet of beliefs with people that ar ...more
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King Coal by Upton Sinclair
"Dismissing the book as socialist, atheist, outmoded, racist, propagandist, or with some other, yes, accurate (or semi-accurate) descriptor is an easy way to disengage from the actual issues and problems presented by the author and abrogate in ones..." Read more of this review »
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
"While much has been made about configurations of gender in the novels of Louise Erdrich, Last Report of Miracles from Little No Horse (LRMLNH) transcends earlier accomplishments from The Beet Queen and The Antelope Wife. The unifying aspect of sex..." Read more of this review »
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