To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe

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Akwugo Emejulu, Francesca Sobande
Pluto Press, 2019 - Social Science - 310 pages
This book brings together activists, artists and scholars of colour to show how Black feminism and Afrofeminism are being practiced in Europe today, exploring their differing social positions in various countries, and how they organise and mobilise to imagine a Black feminist Europe. Deeply aware that they are constructed as 'Others' living in a racialised and hierarchical continent, the contibutors explore gender, class, sexuality and legal status to show that they are both invisible - presumed to be absent from and irrelevant to European societies - and hyper-visible - assumed to be passive and sexualised, angry and irrational. Through imagining a future outside the neocolonial frames and practices of contemporary Europe, this book explores a variety of critical spaces including motherhood and the home, friendships and intimate relationships, activism and community, and literature, dance and film.

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About the author (2019)

Akwujo Emejulu is professor of sociology at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Fugitive Feminism. Francesca Sobande is a lecturer in marketing and advertising at Edge Hill University and the author of The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain.

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