CORA'S KITCHEN by Kimberly Garrett Brown
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Such a fantastic book! It was sad on so many levels! Sad because it is so true. And not only back then in the 1920s but it is even true for many today.
This book not only talks about the trials and prejudice of being a person of color in the 1920s but it also talks about the trials and prejudice of being a woman.
“It isn’t right to hit a woman. You can’t be neutral. Either you’re for women or you’re not.“
“ They get mad and there is nothing we can do about it. A man does whatever he wants to his wife. No one gives a damn.“
When I finished reading this book I took a long sip of my coffee, a few deep breaths, and just had to sit for a few minutes and recover.
“Over the years I have seen too many women, colored and white, mistreated and constrained simply because they are women. And while I understand colored women don’t have the same voice as white women, I can’t turn my back on any woman. I believe all women must stand together if any woman wants to get ahead.” ~ Amen to that!
This book kept bringing another book to mind - A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf. This book reminded me how much I loved that one and that I need to reread it! (note to self)
Even though I am white, I am a woman, and a victim of abuse from a previous relationship. This book hit home and shook me in so many ways! Reading this brought up so many emotions in me. Ten minutes after reading it, my hands were still shaking. I think this book just knocked my favorite book of the year off its podium. A MUST READ!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from - TLC Book Tours. Thank you!