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Interesting, Insightful, Informative

The Water Dancer: A Novel by Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
Interesting, Dramatic, Adventurous

 
Dark, Difficult, Informative

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 

Becoming by Michelle Obama
 
Inspiring, Insightful, Interesting

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 
Interesting, Insightful, Dramatic

This novel is real. The characters, happenings, and outcomes were realistic. The struggles of becoming ones true self, integrating into a new culture and reentry back to an familiar culture, holding on to true love, and navigating intercultural life were honest and relatable themes in the book. There were several laugh out loud and heart wrenching moments. I enjoyed the hard truths highlighted about race and AB & NAB relations and experiences. The road of discovery and life fulfillment for Ifemelu and Obinze is inspiring and beautiful.

 
Interesting

Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
 
Inspiring, Brilliant, Interesting

The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
 

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
 
Persuasive, Informative, Insightful

 
Persuasive, Interesting, Adventurous

My biggest takeaway from the book is the clear distinctions between the mainstream white feminism that sought to demand validation and equal rights for mostly white women and hood feminism that was forgotten and which considers EVERY woman and every person for that matter. Hood feminism covers what feminists should consider for a holistic & sustainable effort in their work. This book highlights how mainstream feminism can unite with the marginalized by offering their resources and using their power & privilege to understand & address racism, intersectionality, gun violence (domestic & community violence, hunger (poverty & equity), rape culture, patriarchy ills, racial issues related to eating disorders, victim centric approaches, fierce energy fetishes, assimilation & acculturation, survival as a religion, fear & feminism, incarcerated women of color, LGBTQIA, right to vote for all women, education - racial discrimination & bullying by teachers, housing - redlining, gentrification, homelessness, reproductive justice, eugenics & maternal mortality / parenting while marginalized - over policing in communities, & overall transition from allies to accomplices through anger that forces action. For the power to harm other women and the world rest with women too. So women have got to DO THE WORK if we consider ourselves feminists and want to make real change! Thanks to Mikki Kendall! ???? #WeAllShouldBeFeminist #FeminismForAll #HoodFeminism ... if you’re not a feminist for the hood / the marginalized / for all women, then you’re not feminist!

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