The Truth That Never Hurts 25th Anniversary Edition: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom (Special Edition, 25th Anniversary)

The Truth That Never Hurts 25th Anniversary Edition: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom (Special Edition, 25th Anniversary)

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Author/Contributor(s): Smith, Barbara
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Date: 10/13/2023
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Barbara Smith has been doing groundbreaking work since the early 1970s, describing a Black feminism for Black women. Her work in Black women's literary traditions; in examining the sexual politics of the lives of women of color; in representing the lives of Black lesbians and gay men; and in making connections between race, class, sexuality and gender is gathered in The Truth That Never Hurts. This collection contains some of her major essays on Black women's literature, Black lesbian writing, racism in the women's movement, Black-Jewish relations, and homophobia in the Black community. Her forays into these areas ignited dialogue about topics that few other writers were addressing at the time, and which, sadly, remain pertinent to this day. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition, in a beautiful new package, also contains the essays from the original about the 1968 Chicago convention demonstrations; attacks on the NEA; the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Senate hearings; and police brutality against Rodney King and Abner Louima, which, after twenty-five years, still have the urgency they did when they were first written.