This Will Be My Undoing

This Will Be My Undoing

Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (white) America

Book - 2018
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In her collection of linked essays, Jerkins takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to "be"-- to live as, to exist as-- a black woman today? Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our country's larger discussion about inequality. Jerkins exposes the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062666154
0062666150
Branch Call Number: 305.4889607 JE
Characteristics: 258 pages ; 21 cm

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mynovelesquelife
Jun 18, 2019

RATING: 4 STARS
2018; Harper Perennial/HarperCollins Canada
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I found Morgan Jerkins' collection of essays very engaging and quick to read. Jerkins takes on big topics like race and feminism and disarms her readers with humour and compassion. She relates her experiences as a black feminist woman in America so that we see her perspective but also that this not just an anomaly. I don't live in the US and I am not black but there were moments as I read this book and knew that exact feeling. (I am a Canadian of Indian- India -background). I hope some day to write like Jerkins and look forward to more of her writing.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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