Acclaimed visionary and intellectual bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the bestselling All About Love: New Visions. Here she continues her love song to the nation in the groundbreaking and soul-stirring Salvation: Black People and Love.
Whether talking about the legacy of slavery, relationships and marriage in Black life, the prose and poetry of our most revered artists and leaders, the liberation movements of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, or hip-hop and gangsta rap culture, hooks lets us know what love's got to do with it.
Salvation is work that helps us heal and shows us how to create beloved American communities.
A manual for fixing our culture. . . . In writing that is elegant and penetratingly simple, [hooks] gives voice to some things we may know in our hearts but need an interpreter like her to help process. hooks unflinchingly maps out how these patterns . . . contribute to the still-troubling status of African Americans today. One of the book's major contributions . . . is its probing analysis of how the mass media'entertainment and news'helps to shape what we think about ourselves and what others think of us.