Through a sequence of bold and controversial observations, Peggy Butler gives readers a glimpse into the world of African-Americans as never before. Unlike similar publications that tend to concentrate on the positive aspect and downplay opposing views, MY HEAD IS BLOODY, BUT UNBOWED (a raw collection of 40 commentaries) explores all aspects of the Afrocentric experience. No topic is too sacred or too controversial.
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Hence, the book opens with a daring editorial entitled “A Challenge to the 21st Century Black Man” and culminates with a poignant open letter to Blacks of all ages and socioeconomic stature. My Head is Bloody, But Unbowed is a literary cornucopia for anyone who has ever asked the following questions: What captivates and annoys people of color? Why do they think and behave the way they do? What is the rationale behind their fears and aspirations? Why are African-Americans views regarding affirmative action and police brutality in total opposition to individuals of European origin? This book reveals all that and more. Moreover, found among the intrigue are such hot issues as color consciousness (lights vs. dark) and Black-on-Black violence.
The review of this Book prepared by Brad E. Stineard