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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (Paperback)

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'Required reading.' - Cosmopolitan


'This should be read as a sacred text. Here, you will bear witness to a perpetual salvation song.' - Jason Reynolds


Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives - but not everyone regularly sees themselves reflected on the pages of a book.


In this timely anthology, Glory Edim, founder of the online community, Well-Read Black Girl, brings together original essays by some of America's best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all - regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability - have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature.


Whether it's learning about the complexities of femalehood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, each essay reminds us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club-turned-online community, Edim has created a space where black women's writing, knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world, and ourselves.


Contributors include: Jesmyn Ward, Lynn Nottage, Jacqueline Woodson, Gabourey Sidibe, Morgan Jerkins, Tayari Jones, Rebecca Walker, and Barbara Smith.


'Essential reading for the twenty-first-century reader. This book is smart, powerful, and complete.' - Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko



Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discrimination Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9781409189282  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club turned online community and literary festival. WRBG provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation. Since launching in 2015, WRBG has steadily grown into a thriving online community, showcasing Black women through literature and paying homage to Black women writers such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Maya Angelou.

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