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I had the honor of having Gloria Watkins bell hooks as a professor at Yale I was actually one of the Sisters of the Yams, a group on campus I come back to this book often The main lesson I got from this book is that if you are not happy in a place, get up and leave It s the way I live my life Definitely a great read. I first read Sisters of the Yam in my 20 s and for years it lived on my nightstand Nearly 20 years later, it has been eye opening to re read the pages I highlighted back then and how large parts of this book are still relevant and helpful With so many recent headlines about feminist thoughts, anniversaries, leaning in, and leaning out, much of it omitting issues of race and class, I wanted to re read this book about feminism and about healing from a black women s perspective I continue to give thanks for bell hooks, nearly 20 years after first discovering her writing as a young, single, woman living outside of Washington, DC. Brilliant.As a long time bell hooks fan, it took me a while to read this one I was in search of a self help style book and had tried a few out when I realized that none of them adequately reflected my experiences as a black woman Why I hadn t turned to hooks sooner is beyond me While the book doesn t PERFECTLY reflect my experience, since hooks is of African American heritage and I myself am of Caribbean heritage, and since hooks was raised poor while I experienced a degree of class privilege, it is, one of the best self help books I have ever read Also, I m not necessarily on the same page as hooks where religion and spirituality is concerned, but even still, these parts of the book resonated with me If you are in any way lost in your life and particularly if you are a black woman, I would recommend this book to you. This is a hard book to rate I m not sure why Maybe because it s not really about enjoyment, it s about life and how to weave through the layers of injustice, abuse, confusion, and fear to live with awareness and confidence and love, in community In particular, this book is for black women grand and great grand children of American slavery and apartheid Broadly, anyone can take from it hook s wisdom and sisterly care Also, I appreciated how ms hooks quotes from and draws on so many works of literature and non fiction of both the black American and self help and recovery cannons This book is one to come back to, a study. My friend Jackie recommended this book so many years ago Yet, it is a standout and a must read for all women of color Self love is s crucial to our well being bell hooks continues to uplift and support the sisterhood. A self help book geared specifically towards black women it s about time What a phenomenal book and incredible woman I m sure this work has helped a lot of black women in their self recovery process What I don t understand is why books like this don t exist.hooks s caring and insight make reading this book an enlightening experience Even if you don t agree with everything she has to say, there is at least one thing you can relate to Recommend it to sistas worldwide |FREE PDF ♬ Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery, South End Press Classics Edition (South End Press Classics Series) ♓ When Sisters Of The Yam Black Women And Self Recovery Was Originally Released In , It Won Critical Praise And Solidified Bell Hooks Reputation As One Of The Leading Public Intellectuals Of Her Generation Today, The Book Is Considered A Classic In African American And Feminist CirclesIn Sisters Of The Yam, Hooks Examines How The Emotional Health Of Black Women Is Wounded By Daily Assaults Of Racism And Sexism Exploring Such Central Life Issues As Work, Beauty, Trauma, Addiction, Eroticism And Estrangement From Nature, Hooks Shares Numerous Strategies For Self Recovery And Healing She Also Shows How Black Women Can Empower Themselves And Effectively Struggle Against Racism, Sexism And Consumer CapitalismAs Hooks First Book On Psychological Concerns, Sisters Of The Yam Paved The Way For Her Recent And Popular Writing On Love, Relationships And Community This South End Press Classics Edition Will Include A New IntroductionPraise For Sisters Of The Yam Black Women And Self Recovery By Confronting Topics Avoided In Polite Company Including Progressive Black Folks Hooks Helps Us Tackle Our Deepest Fears, Those We Harbor About Our Self Worth As African Americans, And Get On With The Business Of Becoming Village Voice Literary Supplement Hooks Continues To Produce Some Of The Most Challenging, Insightful, And Provocative Writing On Race And Gender In The United States Today Library Journal Bell Hooks Draws Effectively On Her Own Experiences And Sense Of Identity Than Most Other Writers Publishers Weekly This book is amazing, as it forces me to look in the mirror to address trauma as I journey to infinite healing It s like the Auntie that really wants you to be healed and move onward with your life. A must read for all Black women. recovery for alland thoughts for a new path forward