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Bone Black

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349704968

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 19th September 2024

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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One of bell hooks’ foundational works introduced to the UK for the first time.

‘With the emotion of poetry, the narrative of a novel, and the truth of experience, bell hooks weaves a girlhood memoir you won’t be able to put down―or forget. Bone Black takes us into the cave of self-creation.’ Gloria Steinem

Stitching together the threads of her girlhood memories, bell hooks shows us one strong-spirited child’s journey toward becoming the pioneering writer we know. Along the way, hooks sheds light on the vulnerability of children, the special unfurling of female creativity and the imbalance of a society that confers marriage’s joys upon men and its silences on women.

In a world where daughters and fathers are strangers under the same roof, and crying children are often given something to cry about, hooks uncovers the solace to be found in solitude, the comfort to be had in the good company of books.

Bone Black allows us to bear witness to the awakening of a legendary author’s awareness that writing is her most vital breath.