In Rock My Soul, world-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues facing African Americans: a collective wounded self-esteem that has prevailed from slavery to the present day.
Why do so many African Americans -- whether privileged or poor, urban or suburban, young or old -- live in a state of chronic anxiety, fear, and shame?
In Rock My Soul, hooks gets to the heart and soul of the African-American identity crisis, offering critical insight and hard-won wisdom about what it takes to heal the scars of the past, promote and maintain self-esteem, and lay down the roots for a grounded community with a prosperous future.
- Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem
- Item Weight: 7.6 ounces
- Paperback: 240 pages
- ISBN-10: 0743456068
- ISBN-13: 9780743456067
- Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.8 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher: Washington Square Press (January 6, 2004)
- Language: English