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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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Eslanda Robeson

Eslanda Robeson

Transnational Black Feminism in the Global South

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(p.169) 6. Eslanda Robeson
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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/9780252042935.003.0008

Eslanda Robeson’s transnational anti-imperialist activism brought her into contact with most of the women examined in this study. This chapter therefore takes a broader geographic view of black women’s decolonial politics by analyzing Robeson’s travel journals chronicling her journeys through Southern Africa in 1936 and French Equatorial Africa in 1946. Her Global South project displaces subjection to imperial rule as the imagined connection among the people of Africa, Asia and the Americas. She envisions the Global South as defined by concerted acts of resistance against imperialism, and highlights women’s roles in leading or carrying out these acts of resistance.

Keywords:   Eslanda Robeson, Global South, decolonial, imperialism, resistance, women

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