The Sisters Are Alright

The Sisters Are Alright

Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

Book - 2015
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"Everyone seems to have an opinion about American black women--they need to get married, change their hair, act like 'ladies,' and so on. Celebrated writer Tamara Winfrey Harris writes a searing account of being a black woman in America and explains why it's time for black women to speak for themselves"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781626563513
Branch Call Number: 305.48896 W7263S 2015
Characteristics: xiii, 147 pages ; 23 cm


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Author Winfrey Harris draws on interviews and her own experiences to demonstrate how the centuries-old stereotypes of Mammy, Jezebel and Sapphire evoked in NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN still negatively affect black women today.

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Jul 17, 2017

I was intrigued by this book by the summary but it didn't hold my attention much after the third or fourth page. It is an interesting read but not as I imagined.

Jan 18, 2017

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