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Eloquent rage : a black feminist discovers her superpower / Brittney Cooper.

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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford HQ 1413 .C67 C67 2018 (Text to phone) 30401141554075 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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Summary, etc.: "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 [in this memoir] that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Cooper, Brittney C 1980-
African American feminists Biography
Feminism United States
Genre: Autobiographies.

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Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
by Cooper, Brittney
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Eloquent Rage : A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower


An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 * NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library * Mashable * The Atlantic * Bustle * The Root * Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer") * NPR * Fast Company ("10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace") * The Guardian ("Top 10 Books About Angry Women") Rebecca Solnit, The New Republic: "Funny, wrenching, pithy, and pointed." Roxane Gay : " I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now." Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan : "A dissertation on black women's pain and possibility." America Ferrera: "Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist." Damon Young: "Like watching the world's best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes." Melissa Harris Perry: "I was waiting for an author who wouldn't forget, ignore, or erase us black girls... I was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper ." Michael Eric Dyson: " Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing today... and she will make you laugh out loud ." 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. Far 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 emergeas heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again. A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: Glamour * Chicago Reader * Bustle * Autostraddle
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