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Morgan Jerkins: This Will Be My Undoing

Literati is thrilled to welcome author Morgan Jerkins who will be discussiong her new book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America.

About This Will Be My Undoing:
Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our country's larger discussion about inequality. In This Will Be My Undoing, Jerkins becomes both narrator and subject to expose the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large. 

Whether she's writing about Sailor Moon; Rachel Dolezal; the stigma of therapy; her complex relationship with her own physical body; the pain of dating when men say they don't "see color"; being a black visitor in Russia; the specter of "the fast-tailed girl" and the paradox of black female sexuality; or disabled black women in the context of the "Black Girl Magic" movement, Jerkins is compelling and revelatory.

Morgan Jerkins is an associate editor at Catapult whose work has been featured in The New YorkerVogue, the New York TimesThe AtlanticElleRolling StoneLenny, and BuzzFeed, among many others. She lives in New York.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062666154
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 30th, 2018