Sensuous Knowledge

Sensuous Knowledge A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

Hardback (19 Mar 2020) | English

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Synopsis

In Sensuous Knowledge, Minna Salami draws on Africa-centric, feminist-first and artistic traditions to help us rediscover inclusive and invigorating ways of experiencing the world afresh. 

Combining the playfulness of a storyteller with the insight of a social critic, the book pries apart the systems of power and privilege that have dominated ways of thinking for centuries - and which have led to so much division, prejudice and damage. And it puts forward a new, sensuous, approach to knowledge: one grounded in a host of global perspectives - from Black Feminism to personal narrative, pop culture to high art, Western philosophy to African mythology - together comprising a vision of hope for a fragmented world riven by crisis. 

Through the prism of this new knowledge, Salami offers fresh insights into the key cultural issues that affect women's lives. How are we to view Sisterhood, Motherhood or even Womanhood itself? What is Power and why do we conceive of Beauty? How does one achieve Liberation? She asks women to break free of the prison made by ingrained male-centric biases, and build a house themselves - a home that can nurture us all. 

Sensuous Knowledge confirms Minna Salami as one the most important spokespeople of today, and the arrival of a blistering new literary voice.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781786995261
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Imprint: Zed Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.420896
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2265
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 324g
Height: 144mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 25mm