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radical feminist collection that embodies a hard-won hope Apr 4, 2004
M. Jacqui Alexander is, without question, the boldest, most courageous and radical feminist thinker working today. Is it any wonder she's been denied tenure numerous times? Her work in this anthology and her forthcoming 'Pedagogies of Crossing' demonstrates a commitment to locating those sacred sites where politics, the social, and the ontological are inseparable. She will create an epistemic rupture that will change forever the substance and tenor of feminist, liberatory thought in which an entirely unsentimental approach to African cosomological systems breaks down the hegemony of the linguistic, the written, and the visual, instead taking into account the full range of the sensorial and intellectual. Ignore her work at your peril, it represents a hard-won and 'difficult' hope at a time when the latter is fast slipping away.
Compiled and edited by feminists, activists and academics May 22, 2003
Collaboratively compiled and edited by feminists, activists and academics M. Jacqui Alexander, Lisa Albrecht, Sharon Day, and Mab Segrest, Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray!: Feminist Visions For A Just World is a thoughtful and thought-provoking, 737-page anthology articulate writings exploring the politics of race, class, and gender from a dedicated feminist perspective. Astutely examining such issues as the increasing frequency with which women are being convicted for killing their children; to troubling racial imbalances in the criminal justice system; to the failure of decolonization; and a great deal more, Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray! is a quite profoundly impressive compilation which is especially recommended for Women's Studies and Political Science reference collections and reading lists.