Eloquent Rage

Eloquent Rage

A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Book - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us [in this memoir] that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250112576
Characteristics: 279 pages ; 22 cm


Featured Blogs and Events

To Be Young, Black, And Feminist

Even before Lorraine Hansberry's To Be Young, Gifted, and Black, African American women have been writing their own truths. With hate crimes on the rise and a volatile political situation, young black women have answered the call. Most of these books are at least part memoir, and all deal with social issues. If you wish to understand the deleterious effects of racism and misogyny, as well as… (more)

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Aug 22, 2020

280 pages

Feb 29, 2020

Brilliant. I listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author herself. As I listened, I felt like I could heard her speaking directly to other Black women about the importance of solidarity and sisterhood, while along the way giving notice to ally-aspiring white folk (like me) about what we need to do to further examine and decenter the inherited white-dominating cultural perspectives embedded in our own lives. She speaks personally, passionately, and extremely intelligently - as the scholar that she is. IMO, anyone who considers themself a feminist should read this book, and any person who wants to be an ally should, too.

Aug 25, 2019

"Cooper is the Black Feminist Prophet we urgently need."-Mychal Denzel Smith
Wide ranging essays on the Obamas, Black Lives Matter, Beyonce, body image, police shootings, feminism, Christianity, among other things. Other books of essays to pick up: "Thick," "Shrill," "Bad Feminist."

IndyPL_KimE Mar 30, 2019

I had a really hard time getting into this book. I'm going to take the advice of Shamas and watch her TED talk.

Jul 24, 2018

Essential reading for every woman and every man, no matter if you’re black, brown, white, green, or fuschia! Read about her relationships with her mother, her grandmother, and her homegirls. Read about her relationships with black women and men, and with white women. Read her analysis of institutionalized religion (Grown Women Theology) and the 2015 US elections (White-Girl Tears).

The book has an easy and welcoming style. It’s funny. It’s shocking. It’s honest. It’s great to finish a book like this and say, I need to read more by her. Thank you Professor Brittney Cooper.

As you are read it, watch her 2017 TED talk The Racial Politics of Time (http://www.brittneycooper.com/). Also watch her reading from the book and conversing with the audience at Red Emma’s Bookstore in Baltimore (https://www.c-span.org/video/?444245-2/eloquent-rage).

Learn about those who own time, about world makers, and space takers. Learn about two zip codes in New Orleans, and two in Washington DC, where the average life spans differs by 20-25 years. Ask yourself how did it get to be like this? Should it continue to remain like this?

Further comment August 11, 2018 - See also


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at CPL

To Top