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    Charlotte Pierce-Baker
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    W W Norton & Co Inc; 1 edition (September 1, 1998)
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    284 pages
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Surviving the Silence should be required reading for every woman and the men who love them. Pierce-Baker offers an intimate, often heart-rending, vision of sexual violence against women in the African-American community. This is an important book.

Surviving the Silence should be required reading for every woman and the men who love them. - USA Today, Sharon Shahid, 14 January 1999. A book of such intelligent humanity its shocks strengthen us, and its terrors enlighten u. . Reading these women's stories, sorrow seems to sink into the marrow of my bones, but so, too, does Pierce-Baker's hard-won healing and wisdom.

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In Surviving the Silence, Charlotte Pierce-Baker provides a space for survivors to discuss the unthinkable act of rape. Norton & Company. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Surviving the Silence : Black Women's Stories of Rape. Charlotte Pierce-Baker.

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Featuring the author's own courageous account of being raped, a record of African-American women's experiences of sexual assault, and the black men who have supported them, confronts the issue of masculine aggression and female silence and shame. 10,000 first printing.

I enjoyed this book. I realize that is not necessarily a term often applied to trauma and true crime novels, but it is my truth and I am telling it. I experienced rape and have friends who've survived it as well. Some still struggle with the victimization. Others function efficiently, just as Pierce-Baker described.

There will, in my mind, never be a time where rape is wholly eliminated, but I am confident that just opening the dialogue in the black community will make it much more infrequent. Rape and the victim response is in so many ways similar to matters of racial injustice. I find, when sharing my story with black men and women hesitant to receive it as truth, creating parallels between victim experiences in rape and racial aggressions immediately force a light bulb to turn on, a bell to ring. Then conversation flows, and that quite smoothly.
I love it, thanks!
I recommend this book for women of any colour specially if you have survived the horrendous attack of being raped.
They are many stories of many survivors it will help you understand that it is never your fault.
Be strong and don't let the rapist ruin your life.
I am hoping that this book will encourage victims of rape to come forward no matter how intimidating it may seem. It is important particularly in the black communities to come forward after being victimized by sexual abuse. Someone very close to me was sexually assaulted several years ago and never went forward. In fact, she has attempted to move on with her life as if nothing ever happened. It cannot be an easy thing to be violated and try to forget about it. This book is important for those who have suffered from rape, family member of rape victims, friends of victims, or spouses. This book is the first step toward healing and is a guide for those afraid to come forward. Buy this book, it is worth every penny.
It is 4 o'clock in the morning. I began this book yesterday evening, at my office, thinking I would read a few pages and go home. I did not leave until I had finished. And then I went home and woke up --just now--dreaming about it. This is a riveting and courageous story told with an elegance and grace that will leave readers astonished. She gives us the gift of her anguish as our way towards healing. One might think only victims of rape would need this. I am not one, but I know fully and well of the terrors of silence and fear. Thank you for this gift of spirit. It is a blessing.
This book has helped me in ways too numerous to count. I have purchased copies for friends and recommended it highly to others. As African-American women we have the dual burden of sexual and racial violation. Our African-American men are suppose to protect us - not rape us! White men and society has been raping us for years and justifying it. Charlotte Pierce-Baker and the other survivors have laid the foundation of healing. From each of the stories I found Strength. I learned that I was not 'going crazy.' I learned that this inner turmoil of racial responsiblity, societial perceptions and the deeply embedded history of rape toward African American Women was not an uncommon pandemonium of thoughts. I listened and felt the pain and suffering. I discovered that the death of my former self 'REALLY DID HAPPEN' and this new Woman I have become must once again discover her strength. My strength. As my 1 year anniversary approaches, I am re-experiencing the symptoms. Yes, I am dealing with this unbearable pain, once again. But the worst part is over, because I survived! Loud and clear. I SURVIVED!
Also recommended: Can I get a Witness, Black Women and Depression; Yesterday, I Cried; Too Blessed to be Stressed; After the Silence;
Charlotte Pierce-Baker has indeed rendered a valuable service for our community. She has given a voice to survivors to encourage continued healing. She has encouraged our men to commit to this lifelong process. Black women have been raped since their earliest tenure in America. This violation has been considered to be unmentionable. Finally, the silence has been broken. I am grateful to Charlotte Pierce-Baker for her witness.