Well Read Black Girl Book Review – Gloria Edim

Well Read Black Girl Book Review – Gloria Edim

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Synopsis:

Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives—but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature.

Whether it’s learning about the complexities of female hood from Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, finding a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, the subjects of each essay remind us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her book club–turned–online community Well-Read Black Girl, in this anthology Glory Edim has created a space in which black women’s writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world and ourselves.

 

Queenie’s Book Review

This book is an essay of women authors of color who talked about books. I thoroughly enjoyed the book list that the author gave at the end of each section(chapter).  The book was written in a format that was inviting to the reader that I also enjoyed. Some of the authors I didn’t know but I will be checking them out and their books.  This book is excellent for recommendations. I love how it was illustrated and designed. The cover really caught my attention – beautiful. These female authors really inspired me and i would like to thank the author for that.  I do recommend this book for women – young and old. I give this book 5 stars.

Amazon :  https://www.amazon.com/Well-Read-Black-Girl-Discovering-Ourselves-ebook/dp/B0796DDQL8/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3RWJM8IMUHX94&keywords=well+read+black+girl+book&qid=1562451842&s=books&sprefix=well+%2Cstripbooks%2C158&sr=1-1

 

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