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Download PDF by bell hooks: Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place (Kentucky Voices)

By bell hooks

ISBN-10: 0813136695

ISBN-13: 9780813136691

Author, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is widely known as one of many nation's best intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her certain pseudonym from the identify of her grandmother, an clever and strong-willed African American girl who encouraged her to face up opposed to a dominating and repressive society. Her poetry, novels, memoirs, and kid's books mirror her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in colleges and unwelcome authority figures. one among Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can swap Your Life," hooks has received huge acclaim from critics and readers alike. In Appalachian Elegy, bell hooks maintains her paintings as an imagist of life's harsh realities in a suite of poems encouraged via her youth within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. instantly meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the event of residing in Appalachia. concerning such issues because the marginalization of its humans and the environmental degradation it has suffered through the years, hooks's poetry quietly elegizes the sluggish lack of an identification whereas additionally celebrating that that's consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's now not whole.

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