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The sisters are alright : changing the broken narrative of black women in America

Author: Tamara Winfrey Harris
Publisher: Oakland, California : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Everyone seems to have an opinion about American black women--they need to get married, change their hair, act like 'ladies,' and so on. Celebrated writer Tamara Winfrey Harris writes a searing account of being a black woman in America and explains why it's time for black women to speak for themselves."--Publisher information.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Winfrey Harris
ISBN: 9781626563513 1626563519
OCLC Number: 892890571
Description: xiii, 147 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The trouble with black women --
Beauty : pretty for a black girl --
Sex : bump and grind --
Marriage : witches, thornbacks, and Sapphires --
Motherhood : between Mammy and a hard place --
Anger : twist and shout --
Strength : precious mettle --
Health : fat, sick, and crazy --
Epilogue: The sisters are alright.
Responsibility: Tamara Winfrey Harris.

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"Everyone seems to have an opinion about American black women: they need to get married, change their hair, act like 'ladies, ' and so on. ... Tamara Winfrey Harris writes [an] account of being a  Read more...
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This energetic, passionate, and progressive mission statement illuminates old stereotypes that continue to dog black women today. Winfrey-Harris amplifies the voices of African-American women Read more...

 
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