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Blackwildgirl: A Writer’s Journey to Take Back Her Superpower
by Menah Adeola Eyaside Pratt

    Publication Date: Apr 02, 2024
    List Price: $17.95
    Format: Paperback, 392 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781647426323
    Imprint: She Writes Press
    Publisher: She Writes Press
    Parent Company: She Writes Press

    Paperback Description:

    For readers who love Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Maya Angelou, this work amplifies the voice, breath, and life of Black girls and women.

    In Blackwildgirl: A Writer’s Journey to Take Back Her Superpower, Dr. Menah Adeola Eyaside Pratt invites readers into her evolutionary journey with artistic creativity, deep reflection, and compelling storytelling. Raised by highly accomplished parents, including her father, Dr. Theodore Pratt, a nuclear physicist and immigrant from Sierra Leone in West Africa, and her mother, Dr. Mildred Pratt, a professor of social work, and the granddaughter of an enslaved woman from Alabama, Pratt’s autobiographical journey from girlhood to womanhood unfolds like a play through acts, stages, and scenes. In her own words and on her own terms through 45 years of journals, poems, and letters to Love, she chronicles the transformative experiences that have shaped her: proclaiming to her parents at the age of 5 that she was Queen of Sheba, the beautiful queen in the Bible; earning five degrees, including a law degree and a Ph.D. becoming a tenured full professor in the fields of education, critical race theory, critical race feminism, and Black Feminism; balancing the demands of marriage and motherhood; navigating a miscarriage and the death of both of her parents; becoming an entrepreneur, owning a frame shop and art gallery; and undertaking a seven-year search for knowledge about the spirit world and the Divine Feminine.

    Her journey of self-discovery led her beyond America to the culturally rich lands of the Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts, Cuba, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, and Sierra Leone to connect with ancient, indigenous cultures.

    When asked why she wrote Blackwildgirl, Dr. Pratt says, “I want to share my journey in the hope that it can help others on their life journeys. In particular, I want women and girls to feel empowered to discover and share their superpower with the world. Now more than ever, women’s voices are needed worldwide.”

    The intimate narrative concludes with the unearthing of a Black woman who has claimed her Blackwildgirl spirit and owns her wild and unruly nature as her power in the world.

    This book is for anyone who wants to understand the experiences of girls as they seek to become wild women—women who are fierce and fearless; women who are warriors for themselves and others; women who are committed to cultivating and excavating their spiritual gardens and tilling their spiritual souls to blossom and bloom; and women who want to move from invisible underground lives to aboveground lives of impact and influence by reclaiming their original power and role as women in the world.

    Narrated in Pratt’s own voice, Blackwildgirl comes in audiobook, as well as a companion journal for writers to begin their journey to becoming fearlessly free.