By bell hooks
Author, activist, feminist, instructor, and artist bell hooks is widely known as one of many nation's top intellectuals. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, hooks drew her precise 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 replicate her Appalachian upbringing and have her struggles with racially built-in colleges and unwelcome authority figures. one in all Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Can switch Your Life," hooks has received vast 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 formative years within the remoted hills and hidden hollows of Kentucky. straight away meditative, confessional, and political, this poignant quantity attracts the reader deep into the adventure of dwelling in Appalachia. relating such themes 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 id whereas additionally celebrating that that's consistent, firmly rooted in a spot that's now not whole.
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