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Nudge, nudge, nudge: Wake up, black-woman soul; stop dying that slow death that makes you coil up and forget who you really are. Earthlyn Marselean Manuel’s book-and-card set Black Angel Cards: A Soul Revival Guide for Black Women dispels the stereotypes of Jezebel, Mammy, and Zora Neale Hurston’s “mule of the world” by offering black women a multidimensional view of their lives. The cards, inspired by Manuel’s dream of a 12-foot, kinky-haired black-woman angel jerking her out of sleep, have vibrant artwork that paints black women green, pink, and gold. From the Sun Daughter, the Joker, and the Sister Friend to the Mother Wit, the Medicine Woman, and the Warrior, the images evoke memories of forgotten selves. Learn more about your being during a Black Angel Card workshop led by Michelle Coghill at 4 p.m. at Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U St. NW. Free. (202) 332-3433. (Ayesha Morris)

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