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The Sisters Are Alright Audiobook

The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America

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Publisher's Summary

What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing!

The Sisters Are Alright exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

When African women arrived on American shores, the three-headed hydra - servile mammy, angry sapphire, and lascivious jezebel - followed close behind. In the '60s, the matriarch - the willfully unmarried baby machine who leeches off the state - joined them. These stereotypes persist to this day through newspaper headlines, Sunday sermons, social media memes, cable punditry, government policies, and hit song lyrics. Emancipation may have happened more than 150 years ago, but America still won't let a sister be free from this coven of caricatures.

Tamara Winfrey Harris delves into marriage, motherhood, health, sexuality, beauty, and more, taking sharp aim at pervasive stereotypes about black women. She counters warped prejudices with the straight-up truth about being a black woman in America. "We have facets like diamonds," she writes, "The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling."

©2015 Tamara Winfrey Harris (P)2015 Tamara Winfrey Harris

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  • NIQUELLE
    23/06/16
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    "Well-written and a great analysis"

    I loved the tone of the book. Not whiny or fussy but straight forward and truthful on a sensitive topic from a sex and race perspective - she nailed it. "What's wrong with black women? Not a damned thing !"

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    22/09/16
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    "Sista's a must read!"

    Such an uplifting book! No need to feed off of years of oppression, when Tamara gives you everything you need to hear from relationships advice, professionalism, and the perception of black woman. 🙌🏽👊🏽

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/07/16
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    "It was everything"

    I'm so glad that I had the chance to read this book. She help me understand so much about myself

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shelby Sparkman
    27/05/16
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    "White woman"

    An amazing, eye opening, wonderful tribute to black women. It's the perfect amount of uncomfortable and revitalizing.

    I would highly recommend this book to women of color and those who love them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Koritha Mitchell
    11/07/15
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    "Give yourself the gift of not missing this! (whoever you are)"

    This book does exactly what it promises: it acknowledges black women's humanity, "the textured, difficult, and beautiful humanity that lies in the hearts of all the black women I love." I'm so grateful Tami Winfrey Harris gave the world this gift. Black women are a gift, but so much about American culture is designed to obscure that fact. Harris helps restore our vision!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nance the Pants Penrod
    17/03/16
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    "beautifully written"

    I absolutely loved this book. every American NEEDS to read this... twice! This easily is in my list of top 5 favorite books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia Dixie
    09/10/17
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    "Boost your confidence"

    Love this book. Each chapter made me feel more empowered. Great to hear so many women out there that share your every day experiences. I love being me!

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  • T. Strawberry
    10/09/17
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    "I AGREE!!!"

    I thought this book was a sham and I skipped over it quite a few times but my goodness, no one will even ask whyyyyyy we are angry!! She makes a great point, live your life and don't bother with what others think... maybe I am am angry but did you ever stop to ask why? WOW 😳!!! 💚

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  • Amazon Customer
    11/07/17
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    "Good Read for men."

    Good opportunity for men to learn about the attitudes we have about the Black Goddess in their lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jelisa Scotton
    12/06/17
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    "A Must Listen for All"

    Love it! Will be listening again. I am incredibly inspired, proud, empowered, and grateful to Tamara Winfrey Harris for writing this book. I could go on and on, but you just need to listen to understand what I'm talking about

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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