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Ain't I A Woman

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Ain't I A Woman, bell hooks. South End Press, 1990.

Vintage softcover. Previous owner's beautiful inscription and tribute to author on inside cover. No other markings inside. Very good condition. 

“Her first major work, ‘Ain’t I A Woman? Black Women and Feminism’, was written while she was still an undergraduate student at Stanford University. Her work addresses diverse issues: race, class, gender, and the intersections thereof; systemic oppression and subjugation and the ways in which education can both perpetuate and defy them. It is both impassioned and scholarly. hooks embraces a colloquial style of writing which draws from various oral traditions. She prefered that her name be in all lowercase letters because what is most important is the "substance of books, not who I am” (The Sandspur paper, Rollins College).

Her work has embodied intersectionality for much longer than it has been a buzzword, and in fact, her works have helped folks understand what it means.” (Emily Pullen for the NYPL, 2021)