Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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The timeless and essential anthology of Black Feminist thought—showing that Black women have always understood the need for feminism to be intersectional.

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The first major anthology to trace the development of Black Feminist thought in the United States, Words of Fire is Beverly Guy-Sheftall’s comprehensive collection of writings by more than sixty Black women. From the pioneering work of abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart and anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett to the writings of feminist critics Michele Wallace and bell hooks, Black women have been writing about the multiple jeopardies—racism, sexism, and classism—that have made it imperative to forge a brand of feminism uniquely their own. In the words of Audre Lorde, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house”—Words of Fire provides the tools to dismantle the interlocking systems that oppress us and to rebuild from their ashes a society of true freedom.

Contributors include:

 

  • Shirley Chisholm
  • The Combahee River Collective
  • Anna Julia Cooper
  • Angela Davis
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson
  • Lorraine Hansberry
  • bell hooks
  • Claudia Jones
  • June Jordan
  • Audre Lorde
  • Beth E. Richie
  • Barbara Smith
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Alice Walker
  • Michele Wallace
  • Ida Wells-Barnett

 

Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought, edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall
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