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Bone Black

Memories of Girlhood

1st ed.

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well as the emotional vulnerability of children. She sheds new light on a society that beholds the joys of marriage for men and condemns anything more than silence for women. In this world, too, black is a woman's color―worn when earned―daughters and daddies are strangers under the same roof, and crying children are often given something to cry about. hooks finds good company in solitude, good company in books. She also discovers, in the motionless body of misunderstanding, that writing is her most vital breath.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.48896/073, B
Library of Congress
E185.97.H77 A3 1996

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xv, 183p.
Number of pages
183

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL970576M
Internet Archive
boneblackmemorie00hook
ISBN 10
0805041451
ISBN 13
9780805041453
LC Control Number
96007308
Library Thing
76576
Goodreads
1839170
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