Winner of the Outstanding Women of Colour Award, and the Women Educator's Curriculum Material Award. This ground-breaking collection provides a wealth of materials needed to develop course units on black women, from political theory to literary essays on major writers to work on black women's contributions to the blues. Bibliographies and a collection of syllabi provide readers with essential classroom materials and a map for further research. For course use in: African American studies, feminist thought, lesbian studies, racism and sexism, women's studies.
Barbara Smith lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She writes full-time and has been published in New Trail, Today's Parent, Canadian Emergency News, Western People and Teaching Today, among other publications.