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The truth that never hurts : writings on race, gender, and freedom

Author: Barbara Smith
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Truth That Never Hurts brings together for the first time more than two decades of literary criticism and political thought about gender, race, sexuality, power, and social change. As one of the first writers in the United States to claim Black feminism for Black women in the early seventies, Barbara Smith has done groundbreaking work in defining a Black women's literary tradition; in examining the sexual  Read more...
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Named Person: Barbara Smith
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Smith
ISBN: 081352573X 9780813525730
OCLC Number: 38989748
Description: xvi, 217 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Toward a Black feminist criticism --
The souls of Black women --
Sexual politics and the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston --
Naming the unnameable : the poetry of Pat Parker --
The truth that never hurts : Black lesbians in fiction in the 1980s --
We must always bury our dead twice : a tribute to James Baldwin --
African American lesbian and gay history : an exploration --
Racism and women's studies --
The tip of the iceberg --
The Rodney King verdict --
Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around : reflections on the Hill-Thomas hearings --
Homophobia : why bring it up? --
The NEA is the least of it --
Blacks and gays : healing the great divide --
Between a rock and a hard place : relationships between Black and Jewish women --
Chicago firsthand : a distortion of reality --
Working for liberation and having a damn good time --
Doing it from scratch : the challenge of Black lesbian organizing --
Where's the revolution? --
Where's the revolution? Part II.
Responsibility: Barbara Smith.

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