I’ve written 18 books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism, and cultural criticism.
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|Birth:||25th September, 1952|
Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name bell hooks is an American author, feminist, and social activist. She took her nom de plume from her maternal great grandmother Bell Blair Hooks. Her early education took place in racially segregated public schools, and she wrote of great adversities when making the transition to an integrated school, where teachers and students were predominantly white. She graduated from Hopkinsville High School in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, earned her B.A. in English from Stanford University in 1973, and earned her M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1976. In 1983, after several years of teaching and writing, she completed her doctorate in the literature department from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a dissertation on author Toni Morrison. She also taught at Yale. Salvation: Black People and Love: Hurston Wright Legacy Award nominee 2002 nominated.
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