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Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel


In the 20th century, black women in the French empire played crucial leadership roles in anticolonial movements. This book harnesses untapped archival documents to highlight the work of Suzanne Césaire, Paulette Nardal, Eugénie Éboué-Tell, Jane Vialle, Andrée Blouin, Aoua Kéita and Eslanda Robeson, women who remain relatively understudied in scholarship that continues to privilege male politicians and writers. Examining the literary production and political activism of African, Antillean, Guyanese and African American women, this book argues that black women writers and thinkers articulated mu ... More

Keywords: decolonial, citizenship, Caribbean, Africa, French empire, feminist, colonialism, anticolonial, transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042935
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, author
University of Michigan