I’ve been on this kick of reading & rereading black female authors books lately; fiction & non-fiction. I just cracked open Feminista by Erica Kennedy & read the first few pages. So far, so good.
A lot of novels written about black women seem to have that same pattern of the lead having a fabulous career & awesome friends (or frienemies), but a truly unfortunate love life in one way or another. Some have been hits (i.e. The Accidental Diva – LOVE), & some have been misses. The twist I’ve seen in reviews about this book is that the lead is a self-proclaimed feminist; I like the idea.
Some people commented that the main character is unlikeable, others disagree. That makes me anticipate making my own decision about it all the more. I think a lot of the time, calling yourself a feminist gets you a bad wrap & I always question why. So, I’m interested to see if she’s truly just a bitch, or if she’s a feminist getting a bad wrap.
We shall see.
Anybody ever read it? If so, what’d you think?
Author Erica Kennedy