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The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Pub
Publication date July 7, 2015
Pages 147
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781626563513
ISBN-10 1626563519
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: GOLD MEDALIST OF FOREWORD REVIEWS’ 2015 INDIEFAB AWARDS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES

What’s wrong with black women? Not a damned thing!

The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra—servile Mammy, angry Sapphire, and lascivious Jezebel—followed close behind. In the ’60s, the Matriarch, the willfully unmarried baby machine leeching off the state, joined them. These stereotypes persist to this day through newspaper headlines, Sunday sermons, social media memes, cable punditry, government policies, and hit song lyrics. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won’t let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures.

Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America. “We have facets like diamonds,” she writes. “The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.”

Editions
Hardcover
With M. H. Abrams (other contributor) | 7th edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 2000); titled "The Norton Anthology of English Literature With Pride and Prejudice"
9780393983005 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 3.25 in. | 4.75 lbs | List price $60.35
This edition also contains The Norton Anthology of English Literature With Pride and Prejudice
About: This anthology covers writers and works of English literature.
Paperback
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from Berrett-Koehler Pub (July 7, 2015)
9781626563513 | details & prices | 147 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $15.95
About: GOLD MEDALIST OF FOREWORD REVIEWS’ 2015 INDIEFAB AWARDS IN WOMEN’S STUDIES What’s wrong with black women?
CD/Spoken Word
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With Tamberla Perry (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Berrett-Koehler on Dreamscape audio (December 8, 2015)
9781682620151 | details & prices | 6.04 × 5.04 × 1.13 in. | List price $19.99
About: The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.
With Tamberla Perry (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Berrett-Koehler on Dreamscape audio (December 8, 2015)
9781682620144 | details & prices | 6.04 × 5.04 × 1.13 in. | List price $39.99
About: The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti–black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

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