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Eloquent Rage

A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Brittney Cooper

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ISBN10: 1250112885
ISBN13: 9781250112880

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288 Pages

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Far too often, Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But in the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women’s eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It’s what makes Beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard. It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon. Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother’s eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Cooper into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper’s world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one’s own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.

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This is a book by a grown-ass woman written for other grown-ass women. This is a book for women who expect to be taken seriously and for men who take grown women seriously. This is a book for women who know...

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Brittney Cooper (Eloquent Rage author) on Friendship with Black Girls

Listen to the author Brittney Cooper, co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, as she discusses her inspiration behind writing Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower - in stores February 2018. Here she discusses elevating black girl relationships.

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Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper is a professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, she cofounded the Crunk Collective, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Ebony, and The Root, among many others. In 2017, she was named to The Root 100 List, and in 2018, to the Essence Woke 100 List.

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