Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl?

Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl?

The Impact of Fatherlessness on Black Women

Book - 2002
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Random House, Inc.
What happens to a little girl who grows up without a father? Can she ever feel truly loved and fully alive? Does she ever heal--or is she doomed to live a wounded, fragmented life and to pass her wounds down to her own children? Fatherlessness afflicts nearly half the households in America, and it has reached epidemic proportions in the African-American community, with especially devastating consequences for black women. In this powerful book, accomplished journalist Jonetta Rose Barras breaks the code of silence and gives voice to the experiences of America's fatherless women--starting with herself.

Passionate and shockingly frank, Whatever Happened to Daddy's Little Girl? is the first book to explore the plight of America's fatherless daughters from the unique perspective of the African-American community. This brilliant volume gives all fatherless daughters the knowledge that they are not alone and the courage to overcome the hidden pain they have suffered for so long.

Baker & Taylor
The acclaimed columnist and author of The Last of the Black Emperors shares the rage, depression, abuse, and addictions experienced by African-American women abandoned by their fathers. Reprint.

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Through personal narrative and interviews, explores the negative consequences of fatherlessness in the lives of black women, in both childhood and adulthood, and provides insight on overcoming these obstacles.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Pub. Group, 2002
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780345434838
Characteristics: xii, 259 p. ; 21 cm


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