American writer and theorist Bell Hooks has died at the age of 69, according to a statement from his family on social media.
The family of Gloria Jean Watkins is deeply saddened by the death of our dear sister on December 15, 2021. Hooks’ baptismal name – he signed under the pseudonym “Bell Hooks”.
“Gloria’s family is honored with numerous awards, honors and international recognition for her work as a poet, writer, feminist, author, cultural critic and social activist. We are proud to call her sister, friend, confidant and influencer.
The family also says it will announce the ceremony “soon” to celebrate the theorist’s legacy.
Hooks was born in 1952 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
In 1981, Hooks published his first book, “And Am I not a Woman? Black Women and Feminism”, in which she analyzes the contemporary feminist movement based on the speech of Sougorner Truth, an already enslaved black woman who was already free in 1857.
Throughout her life, Hooks’ studies culminated in more than 40 books on race, feminism and education, as well as social and cultural relations. He wrote and published poetry and autobiography, approaching how the concept of love transcends the social themes he focuses on.
The University of Hooks has published a note lamenting the author’s death. Served as a Citizenship Teacher in Appalachian Studies on Native American People.
“Periya University would like to thank you for your contributions to the campus and celebrate your life and heritage through the Bell Hooks Center, which opened in the fall of 2021. The Bell Hooks Institute at the University of Peria will continue to be a valuable place for your life’s mission.
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