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The Sisters are Alright : : Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

Harris, Tamara Winfrey. Book - 2015 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Harris, Tamara Winfrey 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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Call Number: Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Harris, Tamara Winfrey
On Shelf At: Westgate Branch

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Introduction: The trouble with black women -- Beauty : pretty for a black girl -- Sex : bump and grind -- Marriage : witches, thornbacks, and sapphires -- Motherhood : between Mammy and a hard place -- Anger : twist and shout -- Strength : precious mettle -- Health : fat, sick, and crazy -- Epilogue: The sisters are alright.
"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.

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PUBLISHED
Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: xiii, 147 pages ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781626563513 (paperback : alkaline paper)
1626563519 (paperback : alkaline paper)

SUBJECTS
African American women -- Social conditions.
African American women -- Public opinion.
African American women -- Biography.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Sexism -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-