The Lemonade Reader

The Lemonade Reader
TitleThe Lemonade Reader
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsBrooks, Kinitra D., and Kameelah L. Martin
Number of Pages286
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number978-1138596788
KeywordsBeyonce, black feminism, Feminist, Lemonade, visual album

Envisioned as an educational tool to support and guide discussions of the visual album at postgraduate and undergraduate levels, The Lemonade Reader critiques Lemonade’s multiple Afrodiasporic influences, visual aesthetics, narrative arc of grief and healing, and ethnomusicological reach. The essays, written by both scholars and popular bloggers, reflects a broad yet uniquely specific black feminist investigation into constructions of race, gender, spirituality, and southern identity.

The Lemonade Reader gathers a newer generation of black feminist scholars to engage in intellectual discourse and confront the emotional labor around the Lemonade phenomena. It is the premiere source for examining Lemonade, a text that will continue to have a lasting impact on black women’s studies and popular culture.