TALK: The Race for Digitality | Roopika Risam
Roopika Risam

TALK: The Race for Digitality | Roopika Risam

At African Diaspora 2.0, Roopika Risam of #DHPoco: Postcolonial Digital Humanities discussed the tension between digital humanities and African diaspora studies. An excerpt: “…In the race for digitality, we find ourselves struggling to understand the relationship between our deep investments in discourses like intersectional feminism or critical race theory and digital humanities. The burden of … Continue reading

Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current
Andrea Estrada / Esther Lezra

Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current

H/T – The Repeating Islands – Andrea Estrada interviews Esther Lezra on her new book The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others (Routledge, 2014): “It was important to show that the representational patterns that we use today are inheritors of an early representational rhetoric that was intrinsically tied up with material violence and injustice endured by … Continue reading

BOOK: Clark on Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic
Emily Clark

BOOK: Clark on Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic

Emily Clark. The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. via University of North Carolina Press: Exotic, seductive, and doomed: the antebellum mixed-race free woman of color has long operated as a metaphor for New Orleans. Commonly known as … Continue reading

BOOK: Jones on <i>The Métis of Senegal</i>
Hilary Jones

BOOK: Jones on The Métis of Senegal

Hilary Jones. The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa. Indiana University Press, 2013. via Indiana University Press: The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved … Continue reading

EDITED: Keaton, Sharpley-Whiting, and Stovall on Black France
Alain Mabanckou / Allison Blakely / Arlette Frund / Bennetta Jules-Rosette / Christiane Taubira / Dominic Thomas / Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi / Fred Constant / Gary Wilder / Jake Lamar / Jennifer Anne Boittin / Mamadou Diouf / Marcus Bruce / Michel Giraud / Patrick Lozès / Rémy Bazenguissa-Ganga / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting / Trica Danielle Keaton / Tyler Stovall

EDITED: Keaton, Sharpley-Whiting, and Stovall on Black France

 Trica Danielle Keaton, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, and Tyler Stovall, eds. Black France / France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. From Duke University Press: In Black France / France Noire, scholars, activists, and novelists from France and the United States address the untenable paradox at the heart of … Continue reading

BOOK: Sharpe on the Monstrous Intimacies of Slavery
Christina Sharpe

BOOK: Sharpe on the Monstrous Intimacies of Slavery

Christina Sharpe, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects. Duke University Press Books, 2010. Description from Duke University Press: “Arguing that the fundamental, familiar, sexual violence of slavery and racialized subjugation have continued to shape black and white subjectivities into the present, Christina Sharpe interprets African diasporic and Black Atlantic visual and literary texts that address those … Continue reading

EDITED: Fisher and O’Hara Volume on Race in Colonial Latin America
Andrew Fisher / Matthew D. O'Hara

EDITED: Fisher and O’Hara Volume on Race in Colonial Latin America

Andrew B. Fisher and Matthew D. O’Hara, eds. Imperial Subjects: Race and Identity in Colonial Latin America. Durham NC: Duke University Press Books, 2009. Abstract: “In colonial Latin America, social identity did not correlate neatly with fixed categories of race and ethnicity. As Imperial Subjects demonstrates, from the early years of Spanish and Portuguese rule, … Continue reading