We Real Cool take's a deep look at
black masculinity and offers up a fantastic critical analyst of the pros and
cons of being a black male in the US.
Hooks acknowledges early in the book that as a female her view point on this
subject maybe subjective, though We Real Cool is written with much intellect
and heart. It is with great passion for her black males that Hooks writes with, saying that the lack of critical writings on the subject by black males
was the catalysis for why she wrote the book.
The book is a real eye opener on the issues and daily assault out black
males face and easily related to black males in the UK. Hooks dicusses black male incarceration, Hip-Hop & gang
culture, black male misogyny and absentee fatherhood. As a female reader the book spoke volumes to me, and in usual fashion Hooks drew from her personal experiences and relationships with black males when writting the book. This
not only helped draw parallels between the black males in my life (i.e. fat…