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Reimagining LiberationHow Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire$
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Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042935

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.001.0001

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Paulette Nardal

Paulette Nardal

Martinican Women as Political Protagonists in the Overseas Department

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(p.57) 2. Paulette Nardal
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Reimagining Liberation
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Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.003.0004

Paulette Nardal’s editorials in the journal La Femme dans la cité trace a line of continuity from her writings on race, gender and Antillean cultural identity in Paris in the interwar years, to her writings on women’s political participation in the early years of departmentalization in Martinique. This chapter argues that Nardal’s decolonial citizenship disrupts the colonial conflation of race and national identity and imagines instead a hyphenated French-Antillean citizenship that includes Antillean cultural belonging in the Caribbean and political enfranchisement in the Caribbean and in France.

Keywords:   departmentalization, Martinique, Paris, interwar, Women, Citizenship, national identity, cultural identity, Paulette Nardal

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