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Yearning by bell hooks
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Jan 26, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: black, queer, theory, lefty, theology

It's astonishing, really, that I got to this point in my life without reading bell hooks. These essays are funny, incisive, and surprisingly timely for being twenty-five years old. I especially enjoyed her reflections on Malcolm X as specifically a religious seeker, which I'll assign whenever I next teach the Autobiography, and her critiques of Do The Right Thing and Der Himmel über Berlin, which I wish I'd read after I saw the movies in high school.
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January 26, 2011 – Shelved
April 8, 2011 – Shelved as: black
April 8, 2011 – Shelved as: queer
April 8, 2011 – Shelved as: theory
January 7, 2014 – Started Reading
January 7, 2014 – Shelved as: lefty
January 7, 2014 –
page 76
30.65% ""Despite the prevalence of female-headed households in the society as a whole, when those households are black the assumption is that black men have failed.""
January 7, 2014 – Shelved as: theology
January 7, 2014 – Finished Reading

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