Wounds of Passion by Bell Hooks
A Writing Life

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Following her highly praised memoir of girlhood, Bone Black, bell hooks, "the only woman in recent years who is readily identified as a member of that select group known as 'black public intellectuals.'" (The New York Times Book Review), takes readers further along her path to maturity in a work of intense emotional depth and remarkable insights.

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Bell Hooks was born Gloria Watkins on September 25, 1952. She grew up in a small Southern community that gave her a sense of belonging as well as a sense of racial separation. She has degrees from Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has served as a noted activist and social critic and has taught at numerous colleges. Hooks uses her great-grandmother's name to write under as a tribute to her ancestors. Hooks writes daring and controversial works that explore African-American female identities. In works such as Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism and Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black, she points out how feminism works for and against black women. Oppressed since slavery, black women must overcome the dual odds of race and gender discrimination to come to terms with equality and self-worth.
Published October 1, 1997 by Henry Holt & Co. 260 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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