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Sisters of the Yam

Black Women and Self-Recovery

bell hooks

Pages: 220
Edition: Classics Series, Volume 9
ISBN: 0-89608-733-6
Format: paper
Release Date: 2005-01-15
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When Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery was originally released in 1994, it won critical praise and solidified bell hooks' reputation as one of the leading public intellectuals of her generation. Today, the book is considered a classic in African American and feminist circles.

In Sisters of the Yam, hooks examines how the emotional health of black women is wounded by daily assaults of racism and sexism. Exploring such central issues as work, beauty, trauma, addiction, eroticism, and estrangement from nature, hooks shares numerous strategies for self-recovery and healing. She also shows how black women can empower themselves and effectively struggle against racism, sexism, and consumer capitalism.

As hooks' first book on psychological concerns, Sisters of the Yam paved the way for her more recent and popular writing on love, relationships, and community. This South End Press Classics edition includes a new introduction and several expanded chapters.

Table of Contents

Interview with bell hooks (June 2004)
Preface
Reflections of Light
Introduction
Healing Darkness
1
Seeking After Truth
2
Tongues of Fire
3
Work Makes Life Sweet
4
Knowing Peace
5
Growing Away from Addiction
6
Dreaming Ourselves Dark and Deep
7
Facing and Feeling Loss
8
Moved by Passion
9
Living to Love
10
Sweet Communion
11
The Joy of Reconciliation
12
Touching the Earth
13
Walking in the Spirit

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