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

Author/creator Cooper, Brittney C., 1980- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description279 pages ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Contents The Problem With Sass -- Capital B, Capital F -- Strong Female Leads -- The Smartest Man I Never Knew -- Bag Lady -- Grown-Woman Theology -- Orchestrated Fury -- White-Girl Tears -- Never Scared -- Love in a Hopeless Place -- Favor Ain't Fair -- Joy.
Abstract "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. Yet 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 emerge as heroes. These times demand the fierce honesty of Brittney Cooper, who reminds us that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right-side up again."--Jacket.
Abstract Too often Black women's anger is portrayed as an ugly and destructive force, but an eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don't have to settle for less. So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. -- adapted from jacket.
Local noteLittle--305131069822/
Genre/formAfrican American feminists.
Genre/formFeminists.
Genre/formAutobiographies.
Genre/formAutobiographies.
LCCN 2017036275
ISBN9781250112576 (hardcover)
ISBN1250112575
ISBN(ebook)
Standard identifier# 99975510312
Standard identifier# 40027964179

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