Author of the Month: bell hooks
Selected by the Bookshop
Our Author of the Month for April is bell hooks, the groundbreaking Black feminist philosopher. From Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, which hooks began writing as a 19-year old undergraduate and was from the moment of its publication in 1981 recognised as a classic, to her last book Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice, hooks left behind a body of work which is provocative, radical and ahead of its time. She died on December 15, 2021.
New readers could start anywhere, but 2002's All About Love: New Visions is particularly approachable and demonstrates well the fierce curiosity animating everything she wrote.
From the publisher:
'Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression.' So begins Feminism is for Everybody, a short, accessible introduction to feminist theory by one of its most influential practitioners. Designed to be…