Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

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An Emma Watson “Our Shared Shelf” Selection for November/December 2018 β€’ NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library β€’ Mashable β€’ The Atlantic β€’ Bustle β€’ The Root β€’ Politico Magazine (“What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer”) β€’ NPR β€’ Fast Company (“10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace”) β€’ The Guardian (“Top 10 Books About Angry Women”)


Rebecca Solnit, The New Republic: “Funny, wrenching, pithy, and pointed.”

Roxane Gay: “I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now.”

Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan: “A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility.”

America Ferrera: “Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so much about her analysis that I relate to and grapple with on a daily basis as a Latina feminist.”

Damon Young: “Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and BeyoncΓ© instead of Ecclesiastes.”

Melissa Harris Perry: β€œI was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget, ignore, or erase us black girls…I was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper.”

Michael Eric Dyson: β€œCooper may be the boldest young feminist writing today…and she will make you laugh out loud.”

So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.

Far too often, Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper show