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Eloquent Rage : : a Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower

Cooper, Brittney C., 1980- Book - 2018 305.48 Co, Black Studies 305.48 Co, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Social Science / Gender Studies / Cooper, Brittney None on shelf 4 requests on 4 copies Community Rating: 5 out of 5

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"February 2018"--Title page verso.
The problem with sass -- Capital B, capital F -- Strong female leads -- The smartest man I never knew -- Bag lady -- Grown-woman theology -- Orchestrated fury -- White-girl tears -- Never scared -- Love in a hopeless place -- Favor ain't fair -- Joy.
"So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Yet too often Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women's eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It's what makes Beyoncé's girl power anthems resonate so hard. It's what makes Michelle Obama an icon. Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don't have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper's world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. These times demand the fierce honesty of Brittney Cooper, who reminds us that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right-side up again."--Dust jacket.


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New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 279 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book


Cooper, Brittney C., -- 1980-
African American feminists -- Biography.
Feminism -- United States.