Rock My Soul (Paperback)

Black People and Self-Esteem

By bell hooks

Washington Square Press, 9780743456067, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2004

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Description

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 Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem

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.