Barbara Smith


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Barbara Smith (born in 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American lesbian feminist and socialist who has played a significant role in building and sustaining Black Feminism in the United States. Since the early 1970s she has been active as a critic, teacher, lecturer, author, scholar, and publisher of Black feminist thought. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities over the last twenty five years. Smith's essays, reviews, articles, short stories and literary criticism have appeared in a range of publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Ms., Gay Community News, The Guardian, The Village Voice, Conditions and The Nation. Barbara has a twin sister, Beverly Smith, who is also a lesbian feminist ac ...more

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Home Girls: A Black Feminis...

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The Truth That Never Hurts:...

4.33 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Toward Black Feminist Critic

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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn...

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Radical History Review: Vol...

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Well-Read Black Girl: Findi...

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But Some Of Us Are Brave: A...

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4.37 avg rating — 1,617 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Yours in Struggle: Three Fe...

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4.20 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Women on Women 3: A New Ant...

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3.78 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1996
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The Reader's Companion to U...

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