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Black Women's Lives: Stories of Pain and Power
by Kristal Brent Zook (Goodreads Author)
Kristal Brent Zook explores the lives of contemporary African America women from all walks of life. Based on her travels across America and years of interviewing and building relationships with women from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds, she offers vivid archetypal portraits of a school principal in Georgia, a filmmaker in Los Angeles, a factory worker in Miss ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 10th 2006 by Nation Books
(first published February 9th 2006)
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she is amazing. I have never heard of her at all as an author at all. ive read articles she has written in various magazines and newspapers and seen her interview on various shows but this book was very interesting. a couple of stories she wrote about I remember reading headlines about and i knew a few of them personally too. it was heartbreaking and groundbreaking and not recognized enough. sad but true these things still go on w/o one bit of recognition.
Black Women’s Lives delivers bite sized stories that will fill it’s readers with pride as their eyes cross each page. Told through the stories of sisters, past and present, the pen of Ms. Zook paints a delightfully authentic picture of the roles of women, regardless of color. But for the everyday Black woman this is a celebration of their being and their struggle. It is seldom that a compilation of this kind covers ground as equally about women from all fronts, from the lesbian teen killed in Ne ...more