15 Black Feminist Books for Everyone

Solidarity may be for white women and black power for black men, but these books are for everybody.

Sister Citizen, Melissa Harris-Perry; Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde; Black Girls Are From the Future, Renina Jarmon (Amazon.com)

5. ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God,’ by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Wikipedia Commons)

Often lauded as the first black feminist work of fiction, Zora Neale Hurston‘s Their Eyes Were Watching God, a love story between Janie and Teacake, shows that black women can make their own decisions, unapologetically.

6. ‘Black Feminist Thought,’ by Patricia Hill Collins

Black Feminist Thought (Amazon.com)

Patricia Hill Collinsbook is a standard text for anyone studying black feminism. Black Feminist Thought explores black women’s double burden of racial and gender discrimination and sets a framework for understanding the issues they face.

7. ‘Killing the Black Body,’ by Dorothy Roberts