Promising review: "What a voice. What a writer. What a loss. This is one of the most important selection of essays I have ever read. As timeless and pertinent as Audre Lorde's Sister Outsider.
A few of my favorite passages:
'Like running, trying to live a good life has to hurt a little bit, or we're not running hard enough, not really trying.'
'In the context of tragedy, all polite behavior is a form of self-denial. I can remember being 8 years old and there was my mother warning me to watch the tone of my voice in the middle of a violent fight between my father and myself. The purpose of polite behavior is never virtuous. Deceit, surrender and concealment: these are not virtues.'
'At a minimum we have the power to stop cooperating with our enemies. We have the power to stop the courtesies and let the feelings be real. We have the power not to vote, and not to register for the draft, and not to applaud, and not to attend, and not to buy, and not to pay taxes or rent or utilities. At the very least, if we cannot control things we certainly can mess them up.'
'This means that, as a Black feminist, I cannot be expected to respect what somebody else calls self-love if that concept of self-love requires my suicide to any degree. And this will hold true whether that somebody else is male, female, Black, or white. My Black feminism means that you cannot expect me to respect what somebody else identifies as the Good of The People, if that so-call Good (often translated into manhood or family or nationalism) requires the deferral or the diminution of my self-fulfillment. We are the people.''" —Amazon Customer
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