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Black joy : a strategy for resistance, resilience, and restoration

by Lewis-Giggetts, Tracey M.,

Format: Print Book 2022
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Summary
A timely collection of deeply personal, uplifting, and powerful essays that celebrate the redemptive strength of Black joy--in the vein of Black Girls Rock , You Are Your Best Thing , and I Really Needed This Today .

When Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts wrote an essay on Black joy for The Washington Post , she had no idea just how deeply it would resonate. But the outpouring of responses affirmed her own lived experience: that Black joy is not just a weapon of resistance, it is a tool for resilience.

With this book, Tracey aims to gift her community with a collection of lyrical essays about the way joy has evolved, even in the midst of trauma, in her own life. Detailing these instances of joy in the context of Black culture allows us to recognize the power of Black joy as a resource to draw upon, and to challenge the one-note narratives of Black life as solely comprised of trauma and hardship.

Black Joy is a collection that will recharge you. It is the kind of book that is passed between friends and offers both challenge and comfort at the end of a long day. It is an answer for anyone who needs confirmation that they are not alone and a brave place to quiet their mind and heal their soul.
Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Psychology -- Anecdotes.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- Anecdotes.
Conduct of life -- Anecdotes.
Joy.
African Americans -- Psychology.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Conduct of life.
Anecdotes.
Publisher New York :2022
Edition First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Language English
Description pages cm
ISBN 9781982176556
1982176555
9781982176563
1982176563
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