Black Womanhood - Barbara Thompson, Ifi Amadiume, Ayo Abietou Coly
Black Womanhood is the exhibition catalog for a show of the same name at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art. With over fifty full-color plates, it depicts how black womanhood has been distorted and misinterpreted by Western ideologues and by the Western aesthetic. More importantly it shows how black womanhood was originally framed from by the relevant cultures. Its well researched articles (one particularly by Ifi Amadiume) are worth volumes towards the reconstitution and reconstruction of Black womanhood—conveying its beauty and situating it respectfully within its cultural ethos. Whether college student, researcher or lay person, Black Womanhood should be in your personal library.