No Disrespect (Paperback)

By Sister Souljah

Vintage Books USA, 9780679767084, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 1996

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Description

Rapper, activist, and hip-hop rebel, Sister Souljah possesses the most passionate and articulate voice to emerge from the projects. Now she uses that voice to deliver what is at once a fiercely candid autobiography and a survival manual for any African American woman determined to keep her heart open and her integrity intact in modern America.
Each chapter of No Disrespect is devoted to someone who made a difference in Sister Souljah's life--from the mother who raised her to the men who educated (and mis-educated) her about love--and each bares a controversial truth about the black condition in America: the disintegration of families; the unremitting combat between the sexes; and the thousand and one ways in which racism continues to circumscribe how African American people see themselves and treat one another. The result is an outspoken and often courageous rejoinder to the pieties of race, class, and gender by a writer who is at once wise, bawdy, brutally funny, and as sensitive a lightning rod in a thunderstorm.


About the Author

Sister Souljah is a political activist and educator of underclass youth. She is the author of five novels and a memoir, No Disrespect. She lives in New York City with her husband and son.


Praise For No Disrespect

"Sister Souljah is one of the most eloquent and articulate spokespersons of her generation. Listen to her courageous and painful words in this book."--Cornel West

"Sister Souljah is a legitimate young voice in black America, a solid thinker who is astute, justifiably angry, and boldly outspoken. In No Disrespect she sets the record straight on where she stands on life, love, spirituality, and race."--Nathan McCall

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