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Fri, Dec 03


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The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women

Marita Golden discusses her latest release THE STRONG BLACK WOMAN with Dr. Kanika Bell

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The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women

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Dec 03, 2021, 6:30 PM

Livestreamed to Youtube & Facebook


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“In The Strong Black Woman, Marita shares her own joys and pains and what has made her the literary force we know. Through the art of storytelling and the wisdom garnered through her research we are able to experience the truth, that the strong Black woman is not just a troupe that is the reflection of our trauma, but is the truth of our brilliance. The book does what Marita has always done, use story to offer Black women a reflection of our lives and a way to grow. The Strong Black Woman is as much an act of literary activism as every effort that Marita Golden puts forth. Bravo for writing a book that will long benefit us all.” ―Zelda Lockhart, author of the novel Fifth Born

Marita Golden is the author of 19 works of fiction and nonfiction. Her books include the novels

The Wide Circumference of Love, After and The Edge of Heaven and the memoirs Migrations of

the Heart, Saving Our Sons and Don’t Play in the Sun One Woman’s Journey Through the Color

Complex and the anthology which she edited, Us Against Alzheimer’s Stories of Family Love and

Faith. Her most recent work of nonfiction is The Strong Black Woman How a Myth Endangers

the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women. She is the recipient of many awards including

the Writers for Writers Award presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets and Writers, an award

from the Authors Guild, and the Fiction Award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus

of the American Library Association. She has lectured and read from her work internationally.

Kanika Bell is a licensed psychologist, specializing in clinical and forensic psychology in the Atlanta area. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Spelman College and received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Auburn University. Bell is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark Atlanta University. Her current teaching interests are forensic psychology, the psychology of Black women, and cross-cultural psychology.

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