Home Girls, Home Girls, 0813527538, 0-8135-2753-8, 978-0-8135-2753-6, 9780813527536, , , Home Girls, 0813556910, 0-8135-5691-0, 978-0-8135-5691-8, 9780813556918,
Home Girls

A Black Feminist Anthology
Barbara Smith (Editor)
404 pages, 5.5 x 8.5
Paper, March 2000 $30.95   ADD TO CART
Web PDF, March 2000 $30.95   EBOOK VERSION AVAILABLE
Subject Area:
African American Studies, Women's Studies


The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published.

Contributors are Tania Abdulahad, Donna Allegra, Barbara A. Banks, Becky Birtha, Julie Carter, Cenen, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Cliff, Michelle T. Clinton, Willie M. Coleman, Toi Derricotte, Alexis De Veaux, Jewelle L. Gomez, Akasha (Gloria) Hull, Patricia Jones, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Raymina Y. Mays, Deidre McCalla, Chirlane McCray, Pat Parker, Linda C. Powell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Spring Redd, Gwendolyn Rogers, Kate Rushin, Ann Allen Shockley, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Shirley O. Steele, Luisah Teish, Jameelah Waheed, Alice Walker, and Renita Weems.


The survival of these women and their joy makes Home Girls very satisfying.

A provocative and important new collection.

Pungent and varied, full of questions, convictions, and insights.

Author / Editor Bio

Barbara Smith is an independent scholar and was co-founder and publisher of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. She has been writer in residence and taught at numerous colleges and universities for over twenty-five years. The author of many books, articles, and essays, her most recent is The Truth That Never Hurts (also by Rutgers University Press).


Vulnerable Empowered Woman
Tasha N. Dubriwny
Feminism as Life's Work
Mary K. Trigg
Loyal Subjects
Elizabeth Duquette
Growing Girls
Susan A Miller