- Series: Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God
- Paperback: 366 pages
- Publisher: Nothing But The Truth Publishing (January 30, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0997296216
- ISBN-13: 978-0997296211
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom (Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God) Paperback – January 30, 2018
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"A song of freedom: that’s what you hear as you read All the Women in My Family Sing, an anthology of essays by women of color. Sometimes the songs are heavy with loss, or staccato with righteous anger, or lilting with love. From Samina Ali’s tale of re-building her life after medical incompetence left her both a new mother and disabled to Camille Hayes’ story of challenging racial constructs over the years, we see women who fight passionately and gracefully for autonomy and self-definition. Some of them are new voices, others literary or socio-political lions like Marian Wright Edelman. But in all these fierce and anthemic pieces we see the true face of womanhood, in all its colors." – Farai Chideya, author of books including The Color of Our Future and The Episodic Career
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"The voices in All the Women in My Family Sing intermingle to produce a harmony of moving experiences that taps into the rhythm of our collective desires for a more compassionate world." – Nancy Wilson, Jazz Singer; three-time Grammy Award-winner
"In their common pursuits of acceptance, friendship and social justice, these writers demonstrate that there are truths and desires that transcend lines of color, sexuality and class. In sounding common chords of humanity, their voices, together, create a mighty chorus." &ndashUSA Today
"All the Women of My Family Sing is a rousing compilation by sixty-nine women of color, featuring essays that address personal and collective identity, history, place, perspective, sexuality, immigration, and modern day life..." – Donovan’s Bookshelf
”Verdict: ALL THE WOMEN IN MY FAMILY SING is a luminous collection of women speaking their truths, and speaking them loudly.”– IndieReader
"An anthology of essays by women of color documenting their vast experiences around the world inside different economic, social, and geopolitical systems, including a piece written by the actress America Ferrera. (The book was also produced entirely by women of color, from writing and editing to design and promotion.) We’re lucky to have a wealth of new books to help focus the mind and bring some peace, clarity, and wisdom to our daily routines.." &ndashVogue.com
From the Back Cover
All the Women in My Family Sing raises voices that tell of racial and gender-based inequality within societies. It is an array of vital essays ranging from the pressures of being the vice-president of a Fortune 500 company, to escaping the killing elds of Cambodia, to the struggles inside immigration, identity, romance, self-worth and sexuality. This anthology reveals wisdom from the life experiences of women of color to call for social change through witnessing and taking action to make a more equal, compassionate and just world.
The anthology includes essays by women from ages 16 to 77.
African American, Native American, Asian American, Muslim, Cameroonian, Kenyan, Liberian, Mexican American, Korean, Chinese American and LGBTQI women are represented in the collection.
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All the Women in My Family Sing is such an absolutely necessary book, it lifts the voices of all women, all experiences, all thoughts, it lifts their voices up altogether as a collective. So many women’s voices are marginalized, pushed away, categorized into small, obscure departments, and I feel like this anthology does a fabulous job of not only drawing them out, but actually showing us that all experiences are valid and all women should be heard and read.
The anthology is divided into different sections pertaining to specific topics, and each essay spans between 4 and 6 pages in length. There are 69 amazing essays in total in the book. Each one unique and compelling, sometimes heartbreaking or shocking, other times enlightening and creative, sometimes all of the above. They are all completely inspiring. While reading this anthology I felt a renewed inspiration to complete the autobiographical novel I started back in 2011. The essays have been compiled from all across the board: established and published writers with long term writing careers and young, first time essayists, and all of the rest in between there. Again, every voice deserves to be lifted up high.
All of the Women in My Family Sing will be my go-to gift this year for all of those I love. I want EVERYONE to read it. I know it’s only April, but this book is going to be in my top 5 reads of this year, most likely my number 1. Not only written entirely by women of color, it was also developed, edited, produced, created, and marketed by women of color. The publisher, Nothing But The Truth Publishing, is doing to fantastic job raising the voices of the underrepresented.
If you are not aware of the publishing house Nothing But The Truth Publishing I suggest you go right ahead and check them out, because not only is their philosophy brilliant (and necessary), but they also have some brilliant content available in their catalogue.
I initially bought this book for my Kindle, but I love it so much that I will be buying it again in regular paperback too.