US Macmillan Tradebooks for Courses

Bone Black

Memories of Girlhood

bell hooks

Holt Paperbacks

Bone Black Download image

ISBN10: 0805055126
ISBN13: 9780805055122

Trade Paperback

208 Pages

$16.00

CA$18.50

Request Desk Copy
Request Exam Copy

TRADE BOOKS FOR COURSES NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creativity and one strong-spirited child's journey toward becoming a writer. She learns early on the roles women and men play in society, as well as the emotional vulnerability of children. She sheds new light on a society that beholds the joys of marriage for men and condemns anything more than silence for women. In this world, too, black is a woman's color—worn when earned—daughters and daddies are strangers under the same roof, and crying children are often given something to cry about. hooks finds good company in solitude, good company in books. She also discovers, in the motionless body of misunderstanding, that writing is her most vital breath.

Reviews

Praise for Bone Black

"Bone Black is a lucid, challenging, and entrancing read."—The Washington Post Book World

"With the emotion of poetry, the narrative of a novel, and the truth of experience, bell hooks weaves a girlhood memoir you won't be able to put down—or forget. Bone Black takes us into the cave of self-creation."—Gloria Steinem

"A canvas of vividly impressionistic splashes of growing up young, gifted, black, and female."—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

bell hooks

bell hooks is the author of several books, including Killing Rage, Bone Black, and Wounds of Passion. She is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York and lives in New York City.

bell hooks

Official Links