- Paperback: 389 pages
- Publisher: Seal Press; 2nd edition (January 11, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1878067400
- ISBN-13: 978-1878067401
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,134,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Black Women's Health Book: Speaking for Ourselves Second Edition Paperback – January 11, 1994
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YA-First published in 1990 to rave reviews, this revised edition has been expanded to include 11 additional essays. Contributors include such notables as Zora Neale Hurston, Lucille Clifton, Marian Wright Edelman, bell hooks, and Toni Morrison. Topics include suicide, midwives, the politics of black women's health, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and a host of others. Much of the material is written from a personal point of view, and all of the authors passionately express their particular concerns. Although most of the selections are essays, there are some interesting variations. Audre Lorde opens her diary to share her courageous battle with cancer. Zora Neale Hurston presents a list of root prescriptions handed down through the generations. A poem by Lucille Clifton is included. Linda Janet Holmes's article on midwives is in anecdotal format, making it very fresh and immediate. Besides the original essays, this 1994 anthology has articles on skin color, HIV infection, menopause, etc. It's a marvelous collection.
Pat Royal, Crossland High School, Camp Springs, MD
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