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There are over 519 million Black Women on the planet Earth, give or take a dozen. There's a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country and in almost every context. There are even Black Women in the space program. So no matter where you go, she's already been there. She travels with forces greater than herself. Her presence is everywhere.

Black Women For Beginners chronicles the trials and triumphs of Black Women from antiquity to the present, reflecting with wit and humor the challenges they have faced and the fortitude and strength that have sustained Black Women and patterned history with a diversity of excellence. As warriors, healers, teachers, mothers, queens, and liberators Black Women have had tremendous impact on issues from food to fashion, from politics to poetry. Replete with a glossary of reference terms, Black Women For Beginners whimsically details the influence of stereotypes on the portrayal of Black Women in various venues and punctuates the absurd.

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Writer, actress, filmmaker and broadcast journalist, S. Pearl Sharp’s commentaries and essays are heard on NPR, Pacifica radio and other broadcast outlets.   An award-winning independent filmmaker for 25 years, Sharp’s films include Life Is A Saxophone on poet Kamau Daa'ood, Central Avenue Live! for the City of Los Angeles, the semi-animated Picking Tribes, and The Healing Passage/Voices From The Water in which prominent cultural artists address the present-day residuals of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.  S. Pearl merges art, spirituality and creativity in her literary readings and her workshops, The Writer’s Dance Class and Writing Wellness.   

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S. Pearl Sharp, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by S. Pearl Sharp)
“This is a spirited inquiry addressing the aftereffects of the ‘African diaspora’ on black women worldwide, their struggles and triumphs... Sharp probes perceptions and stereotypes from time immemorial in an effective chronicle of the history and culture of black women... bringing a voice of humor and passion to much of the material.”
Alice Joyce, Booklist, 9/1/93

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389201
Author:
Sharp, S. Pearl
Publisher:
For Beginners
Illustrator:
Hall, Beverly Hawkins
Author:
Sharp, Saundra
Author:
Hall, Beverly Hawkins
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women, black
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
BLACK STUDIES
Subject:
Cultural Studies
Subject:
Women studies
Subject:
Social science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW LINE DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS THROUGHOU
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
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