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Jewelle gives an overview of the book:

The essays in this book weave together the varied strands of experience that contribute to a feminist activist life. The essays touch on many topics: her coming out to her family at a movie theatre; learning to swim; her father's elegance; the bond between Blacks and Jews; the influence of writer Lorraine Hansberry; the image of Black women in photography (with family pictures) and the nature of being a recovering Catholic. The Library Journal said: "In these discussions Gomez delves astutely into the areas of literature, advertising, comedy, music drama, religion and politics. Gomez's words flow with an ease, honesty and intellect that is mesmerizing."
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The essays in this book weave together the varied strands of experience that contribute to a feminist activist life. The essays touch on many topics: her coming out to her family at a movie theatre; learning to swim; her father's elegance; the bond between Blacks and Jews; the influence of writer Lorraine Hansberry; the image of Black women in photography (with family pictures) and the nature of being a recovering Catholic. The Library Journal said: "In these discussions Gomez delves astutely into the areas of literature, advertising, comedy, music drama, religion and politics. Gomez's words flow with an ease, honesty and intellect that is mesmerizing."

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About Jewelle

Jewelle Gomez was born in Boston, MA and raised there by her great grandmother. Her background is Native American (Wampanoag & Ioway) and African American on her mother's side and Cape Verdean on her father's. Her writing has always been an exploration of the margins and...

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