Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

Title: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
Author: Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Call Number: E185.86.H375 2011
Location: 2nd Floor Arts and Humanities
Rating: Highly Recommended
Book Review: Harris-Perry has woven a tapestry of the world of African American women today. The warp of her book is the sociological and political situation of African American women. Through this warp, she threads the woof, insights from diverse places, anything from the writing of Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker to the plight of the displaced citizens after Katrina to Michelle Obama. With its focus on shame and stereotypes, this book is not a comfortable read, but it is a reflection of the fabric of American culture and forces the reader to see that the fabric of our citizenry is in dire need of reweaving.
Department: Leatherby Libraries
Status: Staff
Submitted By: Lugene Rosen

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