Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African-American Women

By Akasha Gloria Hull (NHC Fellow, 1994–95)

Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 2001

From the publisher’s description:

From the last part of the twentieth century through today, African-American women have experienced a revival of spirituality and creative force, fashioning a uniquely African-American way to connect with the divine. In Soul Talk, Akasha Gloria Hull examines this multifaceted spirituality that has both fostered personal healing and functioned as a formidable weapon against racism and social injustice.

Through fascinating and heartfelt conversations with some of today's most creative and powerful women--women whose spirituality encompasses, among others, traditional Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Native American teachings, meditation, the I Ching, and African-derived ancestral reverence--the author explores how this new spiritual consciousness is manifested, how it affects the women who practice it, and how its effects can be carried to others. 

Using a unique and readable blend of interviews, storytelling, literary critique, and practical suggestions of ways readers can incorporate similar renewal into their daily lives, Soul Talk shows how personal and social change are possible through reconnection with the spirit.

History / Gender and Sexuality / Religion / African Americans / Women / Spirituality / Creativity /

Hull, Akasha Gloria (NHC Fellow, 1994–95). Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African-American Women. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 2001.