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Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood Paperback – Unabridged, October 15, 1997
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Top Customer Reviews
It's always a fascinating pleasure to see behind the lives of such brilliantly outspoken and dedicated social critics like bell hooks.
Although the story and it's details always belong to the author's experience, a memoire lends itself to the reader's unique perception. This book brought me back to childhood and slammed my heart against words for feelings I'd never been able to identify while growing through my own "girlhood". Some of the human universe's deepest and most heartfelt emotions of family, sexuality, feminine and personal identity, jealousy, rage, contempt, and spirituality are permitted to ooze from the pages of this multi-faceted story.
A wonderful trip through time for all of us who claw scratching through every day of our dreams and our lives.
That said, I would not have read it had I seen the author's bio first.
What she describes of female complicity in male privilege is particularly frightening and compelling. She experienced little female solidarity, being rejected by her five sisters and never able to please her mother (who agreed with her father that her spirit needed to be broken).
This little book gives an intimate look, at the writer some say is the most prolific writer on race, gender and class. hooks, uses words extremely cautiously whick makes this piece on you simply can't put down.
Eat this book!
It was memories of girlhood, written at times by that little girl who in fact was wise beyond her years. The stories are interesting and a few of them remind me of my own childhood. At times, I felt Ms. Hooks was writing about me :)This is similary to a bio,written in a different but better style.
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