Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals

Saidiya Hartman

416 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

nonfiction feminism history lgbtqia+ race challenging informative reflective slow-paced
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A breathtaking exploration of the lives of young black women in the early twentieth century.In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the b...

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informative 85%
reflective 65%
challenging 58%
emotional 49%
inspiring 28%
sad 28%
dark 24%
hopeful 23%
adventurous 12%
tense 11%
funny 2%
mysterious 1%
relaxing 1%

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fast 2%

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