Black Women for Beginners

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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...

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Overview

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.

Sharp chronicles the trials and triumphs of black women throughout history, addresses the challenges African women have overcome, and the influences they have had on food and fashion, politics and poetry. Illustrations. Glossary.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781934389201
  • Publisher: For Beginners
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Series: For Beginners
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,019,149
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Serious Info, Fun package

    Beginners, but not just for young readers. When this book first came out Booklist reviewed it as "A spirited inquiry addressing the aftereffects of 'the African diaspora' on black women worldwide . . Sharp brings a voice of humor and passion to much of the material." I'm so glad it's back in print.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

    I was pleasantly suprised.

    When I first got this book I wasn't sure of what it would be any good because it looked kind of cartoonish. But this book is full of interesting historical facts and it informed me of how black women have played there roles in world history, and they had so many different roles.I would definitely reccomend this book. It's a great read.

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