Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood by Hooks, Bell
Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood -- Bell Hooks - Paperback
Bell Hooks

Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood -- Bell Hooks - Paperback

"A canvas of vividly impressionistic splashes of growing up young, gifted, Black, and female." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
In this memoir of perceptions and ideas, renowned feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a stirringly intimate account of growing up in the South. Stitching together the gossamer threads of her girlhood memories, hooks shows us one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer. Along the way, hooks sheds light on the vulnerability of children, the special unfurling of female creativity, and the imbalance of a society that confers marriage's joys upon men and its silences on women. In a world where daughters and daddies are strangers under the same roof, and crying children are often given something to cry about, hooks uncovers the solace to be found in solitude, the comfort to be had in the good company of books.
Bone Black allows us to bear witness to the awakening of a legendary author's awareness that writing is her most vital breath.
"With the emotion of poetry, the narrative of a novel, and the truth of experience, bell hooks weaves a girlhood memoir you won't be able to put down--or forget. Bone Black takes us into the cave of self-creation." --Gloria Steinem

Author: Bell Hooks
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Published: 10/15/1997
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780805055122

Review Citation(s):
Ebony 11/01/2005 pg. 45

About the Author

bell hooks is the author of several books, including Killing Rage, Bone Black, and Wounds of Passion. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York and lives in New York City.

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