Sisters of the Yam by bell hooks
started: 1/1/07 finished: 1/11/07
This book is a staple for Black Feminists. Having managed 2 African-American bookstores, you would think that I would have read this by now. Oh, well…
Now, one of the downsides of reading so much is that I don’t retain information for long after I’m done. That said, I think the subtitle explains it nicely: black women and self-recovery.
How do Black women hold themselves together while navigating through white supremacy, male supremacy, the sometimes complicated dealings with other women (Black & White), and self-sabotage? hooks explores all of these issues and gives thoughtful solutions for self-recovery.