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 Collins‘ book 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