Today, one of my Twitter buddies @anti_intellect shared a blog post where he mentions ten books that all Black people should read. Of course the list is exquisite, as it starts off with The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.
He also listed The Will To Change - Men, Masculinity and Love, an exquisite book about LOVE by feminist scholar and writer, bell hooks. Several weeks ago, I blogged about her book Communion - The Female Search For Love in a post titled One Of The Best Books On Love. I even tweeted about her books on love, back in June:
All four of the books in the photo above should be read. They like…completed a circle for me—critical thought about love. This isn’t to say that these are the “only” books to read that actually move past a lot of the theatre and patriarchal performance of love and sold as “help” books, to challenging thoughts and questions about love of self, romantic love, platonic love, familial love, cultural love and love as a concept, but these are a GREAT PLACE TO START…and re-read over time. And own copies of. And share the copies. And talk about them with others.