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Author Florvil, Tiffany Nicole, author.

Title Mobilizing Black Germany : Afro-German women and the making of a transnational movement / Tiffany N. Florvil
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 283 pages) : illustrations
Series Black internationalism
Black internationalism.
Contents Introduction: A "Black coming out" -- Black German women and Audre Lorde -- The making of a modern Black German movement -- ADEFRA, Afrekete, and Black German women's kinship -- Black German women's intellectual activism and transnational crossings -- Diasporic spatial politics with Black history month in Berlin -- Black German feminist solidarity and Black internationalism -- Epilogue: Black lives matter in Germany
Summary "In the 1980s and 1990s, Black German women began to play significant roles in challenging the discrimination in their own nation and abroad. Their grassroots organizing, writings, and political and cultural activities nurtured innovative traditions, ideas, and practices. These strategies facilitated new, often radical bonds between people from disparate backgrounds across the Black Diaspora. Tiffany N. Florvil examines the role of queer and straight women in shaping the contours of the modern Black German movement as part of the Black internationalist opposition to racial and gender oppression. Florvil shows the multifaceted contributions of women to movement making, including Audre Lorde's role in influencing their activism; the activists who inspired Afro-German women to curate their own identities and histories; and the evolution of the activist groups Initiative of Black Germans and Afro-German Women. These practices and strategies became a rallying point for isolated and marginalized women (and men) and shaped the roots of contemporary Black German activism. Richly researched and multidimensional in scope, Mobilizing Black Germany offers a rare in-depth look at the emergence of the modern Black German movement and Black feminists' politics, intellectualism, and internationalism"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 30, 2022)
Subject Afrodeutsche Frauen.
Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland.
Women, Black -- Political activity -- Germany
Women political activists -- Germany
Black people -- Political activity -- Germany
Feminism -- Germany
Social movements -- Germany
African diaspora.
African diaspora
Black people -- Political activity
Social movements
Women, Black -- Political activity
Women political activists
Genre/Form e-books.
Livres numériques.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020027487
ISBN 9780252052392