Africana Feminisms

The Secret Lives of the Four Wives: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 5th, 2011

African-born poet Lola Shoneyin sheds a fascinating light on the little-known world of polygamy in modern-day Nigeria, in her powerful and thought-provoking debut novel, The Secret Lives of the Four Wives (previously titled The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives). Fans of The 19th Wife and HBO’s Big Love will be enthralled by this


Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals Cover Image
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Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

Undrowned is a book-length meditation for social movements and our whole species based on the subversive and transformative guidance of marine mammals. Our aquatic cousins are queer, fierce, protective of each other, complex, shaped by conflict, and struggling to survive the extractive and militarized conditions our species has imposed on the ocean.


Life After Death: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982139131
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - March 2nd, 2021

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER

The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever.

Winter Santiaga hit time served.


Honey Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


The Living Is Easy Cover Image
By Dorothy West, Morgan Jerkins (Foreword by), Adelaide M. Cromwell (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781936932979
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Published: Feminist Press - November 10th, 2020

An insightful, witty novel set in early twentieth-century black Boston by the Harlem Renaissance's youngest member.

A powerful work. --Essence


Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 2nd, 2021

A stirring and powerful memoir from black cultural critic Rebecca Carroll recounting her painful struggle to overcome a completely white childhood in order to forge her identity as a black woman in America.

Rebecca Carroll grew up the only black person in her rural New Hampshire town.


Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation Cover Image
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Published: AK Press - May 25th, 2021

In our complex world, facilitation and mediation skills are as important for individuals as they are for organizations. How do we practice them in ways that align with nature, with pleasure, with our best imagining of our future? How do we attend to generating the ease necessary to help us move through the inevitable struggles of life?


Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought Cover Image
By Briona Simone Jones (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781620975763
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Published: New Press - February 23rd, 2021

A Ms. magazine, Refinery29, and Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Read of 2021

A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press's perennial seller Words of Fire


The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women Cover Image
By Catherine E. McKinley, Jacqueline Woodson (Foreword by), Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781620403532
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 19th, 2021

A USA Today "Must-Read for Black History Month"

An unprecedented visual history of African women told in striking and subversive historical photographs--featuring an Introduction by Edwidge Danticat and a Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson.


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Abolition. Feminism. Now. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642592580
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Published: Haymarket Books - January 18th, 2022

As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment -- halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing.


Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679758693
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Published: Vintage - December 29th, 1998

Killing the Black Body remains a rallying cry for education, awareness, and action on extending reproductive justice to all women. It is as crucial as ever, even two decades after its original publication.
 


Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J.


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634642
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

"Transcendent." —The New York Times Book Review

"Flawless. . . another masterpiece from an author who seems incapable of writing anything that's less than brilliant." NPR

From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Peaces comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.


We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
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Published: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The highly acclaimed, provocative essay on feminism and sexual politics—from the award-winning author of Americanah


New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062912985
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Published: Amistad - May 7th, 2019

The companion to the classic anthology Daughters of Africa—a major international collection that brings together the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing their contributions to modern literature and international culture.


African Sexualities: A Reader Cover Image
By Sylvia Tamale (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780857490162
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Published: Pambazuka Press - October 15th, 2015

A groundbreaking book, accessible but scholarly, by African activists. It usesresearch, life stories, and artistic expressionincluding essays, case studies, poetry, news clips, songs, fiction, memoirs, letters, interviews, short film scripts, and photographsto examine dominant and deviant sexualities and investigate the intersections between sex, power, masculinities, and femininities.


Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807019412
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Published: Beacon Press - August 28th, 2018

A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.


Invention Of Women: Making An African Sense Of Western Gender Discourses Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780816624416
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - October 1st, 1997

The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743270106
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - September 20th, 2005

A New York Times Bestseller
A USA TODAY Bestseller

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

“50 Most Impactful Black Books Of The Last 50 Years” —Essence

Renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author of Life After Deat


The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781783607471
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Published: Zed Books - February 15th, 2016

A classic of modern Arab writing, The Hidden Face of Eve receives fresh life with this beautiful new edition. Nawal El Saadawi’s shocking account of female oppression in the Muslim world is as powerful today as it was when it was first published.


The Essential Nawal El Saadawi: A Reader Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781848133358
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Published: Zed Books - July 8th, 2010

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608468553
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Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free. --Combahee River Collective Statement

Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction


This Bridge Called My Back, Fourth Edition: Writings by Radical Women of Color Cover Image
By Cherríe Moraga (Editor), Gloria Anzaldúa (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781438454382
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Published: State University of New York Press - March 1st, 2015

Finalist for the 2015 ForeWord INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in the Anthologies Category
Bronze Medalist, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category


In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780156028646
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Published: Mariner Books - May 17th, 2004

Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker's collection of essays ranging in topics from personal to political. "Thoughtful, intelligent, resonant musings." ??—?? Kirkus Reviews

In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a black woman, writer, mother, and feminist.


Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780415964722
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Published: Routledge - October 1st, 2008

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, both within the academy and without.


Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250112880
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Published: Picador - March 5th, 2019

NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library Mashable • The Atlantic Bustle The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading


Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time

 
“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine
 


White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

Called “powerful and provocative" by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, this explosive book of history and cultural criticism reveals how white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy deployed against Black and Indigenous women, and women of color.


This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062890597
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 30th, 2020

A National Book Critics Circle Finalist in Autobiography * Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by USA Today, Bitch Magazine, Parade, Salon and Ms. Magazine


Communion: The Female Search for Love (Love Song to the Nation) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060938291
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 24th, 2002

Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed bestseller All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love.


Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781138821514
Published: Routledge - October 20th, 2014

A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood.


Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781138821620
Published: Routledge - September 26th, 2014

What is feminism? In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. With her characteristic clarity and directness, hooks encourages readers to see how feminism can touch and change their lives--to see that feminism is for everybody.


Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781138821668
Published: Routledge - September 26th, 2014

When Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center was first published in 1984, it was welcomed and praised by feminist thinkers who wanted a new vision. Even so, individual readers frequently found the theory unsettling or provocative. Today, the blueprint for feminist movement presented in the book remains as provocative and relevant as ever.


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?


The Women of Brewster Place: A Novel in Seven Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140066906
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 1983

The National Book Award-winning novel—and contemporary classic—that launched the brilliant career of Gloria Naylor, now with a forward by Tayari Jones


Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780988628632
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Published: Bgd Press, Inc. - May 5th, 2014

Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website Black Girl Dangerous, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy.


Difficult Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802127372
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

A national bestseller from the "prolific and exceptionally insightful" (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.


Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802156983
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE


She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak Cover Image
By Azeenarh Mohammed (Editor), Chitra Nagarajan (Editor), Rafeeat Aliyu (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781911115595
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Published: Cassava Republic Press - September 12th, 2018

"We put together this collection of twenty-five narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of queer women from history." This stirring and intimate collection brings together 25 captivating narratives to paint a vivid portrait of what it means to be a queer Nigerian woman.


The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807013816
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they’ve been trained to avoid.


The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143132622
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize • Longlisted for the 2019 PEN Open Book Award

“Devastating and lyrical.” —The New York Times


“Suspenseful and affecting.” —The New Yorker


Swing Time: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143111641
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Published: Penguin Books - September 5th, 2017

“Smith’s thrilling cultural insights never overshadow the wholeness of her characters, who are so keenly observed that one feels witness to their lives.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“A sweeping meditation on art, race, and identity that may be [Smith’s] most ambitious work yet.” —Esquire


Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781529118537
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Published: Merky Books - October 1st, 2019

As a minority in a predominantly white institution, taking up space is an act of resistance. And in higher education, feeling like you constantly have to justify your existence within institutions that weren't made for you is an ongoing struggle for many people.


Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062877062
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Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020

The creator of the internationally popular, multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan applies an Africa-centered feminist sensibility to issues of racism and sexism, challenging our illusions about oppression and liberation and daring women to embrace their power.

Sensuous Knowledge is a collection of thought provoking essays that explore questions ce


The Pot and Other Stories. Stories of the 6th FEMRITE Residency for African Women Writers Cover Image
By Ellen Banda-Aaku (Editor)
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ISBN: 9789970480050
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Published: Femrite Publications - December 31st, 2015

Imagine you are held aloft by a group of wonderful women from Uganda, Ghana, Botswana, South Africa and Niger. Then with skill and grace you are carried across Africa to meet engaging characters that they know well. Reading The Pot and other stories is both a delightful literary experience as well as a journey deep into intimate spaces on the Continent.


Daughters Who Walk This Path Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781470842376
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Published: Blackstone Audiobooks - January 29th, 2013

An authentic, wrenching novel chronicling a young girl's coming of age in turbulent, bustling, contemporary Nigeria Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan.


Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525434801
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Published: Anchor - May 1st, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Americanah gives us this powerful statement about feminism today—written as a letter to a friend.


Todos deberíamos ser feministas / We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
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ISBN: 9788439730484
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Published: Literatura Random House - June 28th, 2016

Un libro que recoge el trascendental y emblemático discurso que dio la autora en su TEDx Talk sobre lo que significa ser feminista en el siglo XXI.


Querida Ijeawele: Cómo educar en el feminismo: Span-lang ed of Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525435525
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Published: Vintage Espanol - March 28th, 2017

Una poderosa declaración sobre el feminismo, de la galardonada autora bestseller de Americanah y Todos deberiamos ser feministas


To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe Cover Image
By Akwugo Emejulu (Editor), Francesca Sobande (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780745339474
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Published: Pluto Press - June 15th, 2019

This book brings together activists, artists, and scholars of color to show how Black feminism and Afrofeminism are being practiced in Europe today, exploring their differing social positions in various countries, and exploring the ways in which they organize and mobilize to imagine a Black feminist Europe.
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Crossfire: A Litany for Survival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642590258
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 15th, 2019

WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD

Powerhouse, world-renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin curates the first full-length collection of her poems.

Crossfire collects Staceyann Chin's empowering, feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time in a single book.


The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780743292917
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Published: Scribner - February 9th, 2010

Staceyann Chin has appeared on television and radio discussing issues of race and sexuality, but it is her extraordinary voice that launched her career as a performer, poet, and activist—here, she shares her unforgettable story of triumph against all odds in this brave and fiercely candid memoir.

No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was bor


How Girls Achieve Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674980228
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Published: Harvard University Press - April 22nd, 2019

Winner of the Jackie Kirk Award
Winner of the AESA Critics' Choice Award