Stealth Isolation: 5 books by amazing Black women

JORDANNAH ELIZABETH | 5/14/2020, midnight
We continue to find ourselves in a vulnerable position. We have very little power of what occurs in our lives ...

“How to Get Over a Boy” by Chidera Eggerue (Quadrille)

In “How to Get Over a Boy,” bestselling author Chidera Eggerue will show you, once and for all, how to reframe the stale goal of finding a man. She will equip you with tangible and applicable solutions for every part of your dating life, helping you recognise that men hold as much power in our romantic lives as we grant them. In the past, dating books tend to lean more into the territory of “how to make him find you hot,” “how to make him jealous,” “how to get him to propose.” But these how-tos are placing men on a pedestal of being “the prize.” Men are NEVER the prize. You are. Let The Slumflower show you why.

“We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems” by Jessica Care Moore (Amistad)

Over the past two decades, Jessica Care Moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic. Reflecting her transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both Black women’s creative and intellectual power, and express the pain, sadness, and anger of those who suffer constant scrutiny because of their gender and race. Fierce and passionate, Jessica Care Moore argues that Black women spend their lives building a physical and emotional shelter to protect themselves from misogyny, criminalization, hatred, stereotypes, sexual assault, objectification, patriarchy, and death threats. “We Want Our Bodies Back” is an exploration—and defiant stance against—these many attacks.