[Quick Pick] Fierce Angels : the Strong Black Woman in American Life and Culture by Sheri Parks
Fierce Angels explores and explodes the idea of the "strong black woman" as never before. Authoritative yet deeply personal and daringly confessional, Sheri Parks's bold new study of the black female's role as communal savior and martyr will challenge and change anyone who reads it.
Fierce Angels exposes the overwhelming emotional costs--as well as the benefits--attached to this role. Parks, an esteemed scholar and popular media personality, provides exclusive interviews and astute analysis, as well as accounts of her own searing and inspiring experiences, to highlight the myths and the realities of black women's lives.
Credible and cathartic, piercing and provocative, Fierce Angels is a book born of pain and introspection, a work sure to stir debate and become the primary source on this vital topic.
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