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Healing Collective Essays
This collection digs deep into various understandings and formulations of Black feminism, and Black women’s thought. They challenge the categories of “woman” and “queer” to imagine and create Black female subjectivities--and practices of care/survival/intimacy--beyond Euro-American frameworks of gender and queer theory. These texts also present new frames with which to imagine “feminism.” Our choice of essays ultimately places our own connections to Black women’s praxis within this work.
Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe: An American Grammar Book
Author: Hortense J. Spillers
Source: Diacritics, Vol. 17, No. 2, Culture and Countermemory: The "American" Connection
(Summer, 1987), pp. 64-81
Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage
Author: Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
Source: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 14, Number 2-3, 2008, pp. 191-215
Mad Is a Place; or, the Slave Ship Tows the Ship of Fools
Author: La Marr Jurelle Bruce,
Source: American Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 2, June 2017, pp. 303-308
A Conversation "Overflowing with Memory": On Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley's "Water, Shoulders, Into the Black Pacific"
Author: Jafari S. Allen and Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
Source: GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 14, Number 2-3, 2008, p. 249-262