Ain't I a Woman
Black Women and Feminism
bell hooksPages: 205
Release Date: 1981-01-01
A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.
"This exciting book reveals [hooks]… to be a lucid, persuasive writer and an extraordinarily penetrating and original thinker. Her wide-ranging analysis of sexist and racist oppression of black women in America … leaves no group uncriticized, no assumption unchallenged, no doctrine unsavaged, no sacred cow ignored.… Her book should be widely read, thoughtfully considered, discussed, and finally acclaimed for the real enlightenment it offers for social change."—Library Journal