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Queer Black Feminist Writer bell hooks Dies at 69

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Lexington Herald Leader reports. She had been ill, and friends and family were with her.Her dozens of books included essays, poetry, and works for children, and she dealt with issues of intersectionality long before many others.

These issues were at the core of her 1981 book Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, which examined the impact of sexism on Black women throughout history as well as racism within the feminist movement.All About Love: New Visions, first published in 2000, deals with how love can heal a polarized society and asserts that love cannot be separated from justice.

Amid the protests against police brutality and systemic racism last year, it “became sought-after reading,” according to the bell hooks center at Berea.

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