Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem (Paperback)

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In Rock My Soul, world-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues facing African Americans: a collective wounded self-esteem that has prevailed from slavery to the present day.
Why do so many African Americans -- whether privileged or poor, urban or suburban, young or old -- live in a state of chronic anxiety, fear, and shame?
In Rock My Soul, hooks gets to the heart and soul of the African-American identity crisis, offering critical insight and hard-won wisdom about what it takes to heal the scars of the past, promote and maintain self-esteem, and lay down the roots for a grounded community with a prosperous future.

About the Author

bell hooks is a cultural critic, a feminist theorist, and the renowned author of more than twenty books. A charismatic speaker, she divides her time between teaching, writing, and lecturing around the world. She lives in Kentucky and New York City.

Praise For…

Publishers Weekly With each new book, hooks is deeply exploring the inner terrain of the black community....[Rock My Soul] is one of [her] best efforts in recent years.

Maya Angelou Each offering from bell hooks is a major event, she has so much to give us.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780743456067
ISBN-10: 0743456068
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication Date: January 6th, 2004
Pages: 240
Language: English