Hardback Well-read black girl : finding our stories, discovering ourselves / edited by Glory Edim.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: London : Trapeze,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781409189275 (hbk.) :
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 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.
xxv, 249 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm