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With searing honesty, intimacy, and humor too, America's leading young Black feminist celebrates the power of rage in this piercing new audiobook. 
So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. 
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 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 Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper's world, neither mean girls nor f--kboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This audiobook argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again. 
©2018 Brittney Cooper (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"I was waiting for an author who wouldn't forget, ignore, or erase us black girls as they told their own story...I was waiting and she has come - in Brittney Cooper." (Melissa Harris Perry)
"Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing today. Her critique is sharp, her love of Black people and Black culture is deep, and she will make you laugh out loud." (Michael Eric Dyson)
"Brittney Cooper is the Black Feminist Prophet we urgently need." (Mychal Denzel Smith)
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5 out of 5 stars
By BlackButterfly on 03-12-18

It is as if she was narrating my life

From her struggles as the smart Black girl accused of "acting white" to her current day take on feminism and intersectionality, this was the book I needed to know that I'm not alone.

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By Elly on 03-10-18

thought provoking and incredibly relevant

been following this author ever since she wrote the article "I don't know what to do with good white people". she's an amazing scholar and writes with a clarity that is never dry, is sometimes humorous, and always deeply honest . As she highlights over and over in this book, it is not always about having the right answers, but about being brave enough to ask the right questions. and the book certainly leaves you with many questions but allows room for a vision of a brighter future when black girls can have the justice , platforms, and freedom they deserve .

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