For our next vegan book group we'll discuss Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, by A. Breeze Harper. This book was selected because it is likely to offer a variety of content unfamiliar to many of us and to raise our awareness of the Black Females' experience of veganism.
We'll discuss the book in its entirety at this meetup; however, the book is comprised of essays, reflections, poems, etc., so if you don't have time to read the whole book, just read a few of the short writings that interest you. And if you don't have time to read any of the book that's okay too, please feel free to join us regardless.
FYI: Bookshop Santa Cruz ordered a few copies of the book just for us! Ask an employee to direct you to the book group section. Then when you checkout, don't forget to mention that you are with the Friendly Vegans Book Club as you'll get 10% off the book!!
Synopsis of the Book:
Sistah Vegan is a unique gathering of reflections, poems, personal narratives, and critical essays from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans who describe their many and varied motivations for deciding not to eat animal products. However, Sistah Vegan goes way beyond discussions of diet and lifestyle to examine veganism's intersection with race, nutrition, gender-identification, animal rights, spirituality, health and healing, body image, parenting, and personal and collective liberation. Thought-provoking, challenging, passionate, and affirming in its identification and dismantling of environmental racism, ecological devastation, and other social injustices.