Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-AmericanFeminist Thought (Paperback)
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Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-AmericanFeminist Thought (Paperback)

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Paperback 577 Pages / Published: 21/09/1995
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The timeless and essential anthology of Black Feminist thought-showing that Black women have always understood the need for feminism to be intersectional

"In this pathbreaking collection of articles, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall has taken us from the early 1830s to contemporary times. . . . She has refused to cut off contemporary African American women from the long line of sisters who have righteously struggled for the liberation of African American women from the dual oppressions of racism and sexism." -from the epilogue by Johnnetta B. Cole

The first major anthology to trace the development of Black Feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall's comprehensive collection of writings by more than sixty Black women. From the pioneering work of abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart and anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett to the writings of feminist critics Michele Wallace and bell hooks, Black women have been writing about the multiple jeopardies-racism, sexism, and classism-that have made it imperative to forge a brand of feminism uniquely their own. In the words of Audre Lorde, "the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house"-Words of Fire provides the tools to dismantle the interlocking systems that oppress us and to rebuild from their ashes a society of true freedom.

Contributors include:

Shirley ChisholmThe Combahee River CollectiveAnna Julia CooperAngela DavisAlice Dunbar-NelsonLorraine Hansberrybell hooksClaudia JonesJune JordanAudre LordeBeth E. RichieBarbara SmithSojourner TruthAlice WalkerMichele WallaceIda Wells-Barnett

Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781565842564
Number of pages: 577
Weight: 850 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 38 mm


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"The indefatigable Beverly Guy-Sheftall has put together a breathtaking sweep of African American feminist thought in one indispensable volume." -Elizabeth Spelman, professor of philosophy, Smith College

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