Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper

Eloquent Rage

Black women are often considered angry and divisive in their interactions with others in both public and private. In mainstream feminism, our demand to have both our race and gender considered is called divisive from "all women's issues." In Black political spaces, our desire to have our womanhood considered is called a distraction from the real issue. However, the manner in which Black women have always insisted on their right to dignity, their ...

Details Eloquent Rage

TitleEloquent Rage
Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreFeminism, Nonfiction, Race, Politics, Writing, Essays, Cultural, African American, Adult, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews Eloquent Rage

  • Emily
    I received an advanced copy of this through NetGalley. Views are my own.This is essential reading.This was a powerful, heartbreaking, hilarious, important read. I can't recommend it enough.I loved that while Cooper discusses topics both weighty and highly academic, her writing retains a sense of accessibility. I don't mean that it's dumbed down at all--her arguments are full of research and nuance--but rather that she clearly crafted this book wi...
  • Krystal
    This book is exceptional brilliance! Professor Brittney Cooper manages to delve into structural inequalities with personal insight and depth that draws the reader in. Especially in this current social and political context, everyone needs to read this masterpiece!
  • Kate Dansette
    ARC received from NetGalley in return for an honest review.This book was amazing. Professor Cooper writes about black feminism from a personal perspective and I was repeatedly blown away by her incisive anger (the book delivers on its title and then some). As the author says herself, she eats white lady tears for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Her views on pop culture (mostly Beyonce, because duh) and politics are spot on 100% of the time and where...
  • Daniel Casey
    In an prose style both academically serious & yet casually accessible, Cooper gives readers a primer on the deep roots of feminism and how it can, ought to be practiced today. Her tone is at once personal, riveting, and urgent making these essays perhaps some of the best for those black women looking for solidarity--it is also perhaps one of the best critiques of white feminism one can find making it indispensable to white women and all men.
  • Donna Davis
    3.5 rounded up. Full review is in progress.