AUCH E-BOOK
In Audre’s Footsteps
Transnational Kitchen Table Talk Heidi Lewis, Jazlyn Andrews, Dana Maria Asbury Reihe: Witnessed
Paperback, 128 Seiten
140 x 205mm
978-3-96042-111-5 / 2-973
12,80 Euro
Erschienen am 05.11.2021
Reihe: Witnessed
Paperback, 128 Seiten
140 x 205mm
978-3-96042-111-5 / 2-973
12,80 Euro
Erschienen am 05.11.2021

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In Audre’s Footsteps amplifies the resistive and generative experiences of women of color educators, artists, activists, and scholars in Berlin and the U.S. who consider themselves friends in the struggle.

In Audre’s Footsteps honors Black radical traditions set forth by W.E.B. Du Bois, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Angela Y. Davis, and Audre Lorde, all who were intellectually influenced by their experiences in Berlin. The text primarily relies on Black and Transnational Feminist theoretical frameworks and methodologies to amplify the resistive and generative personal and professional experiences of women of color educators, artists, activists, and scholars in Berlin and the U.S. who consider themselves friends in the struggle. While being particularly attentive to racism, heterosexism, colonialism, and other forms of oppression, In Audre’s Footsteps also examines how these women resist, reject, and revise oppressive narratives as they develop their subjectivities. Further, it addresses the always advantageous but sometimes contentious contours of solidarity, especially when people actively engaging with various forms of resistance have seemingly competing and contradictory goals.


Autor*innen & Reihe

Heidi Lewis — Heidi R. Lewis is a professor at Colorado College. Mehr Infos

Jazlyn Andrews — Jazlyn Andrews is a writer based in Denver. Mehr Infos

Dana Maria Asbury — Dana Maria Asbury is an activist based in Toronto. Mehr Infos

Witnessed — Eine englischsprachige Buchreihe von Schwarzen Autor*innen, die in Deutschland gelebt haben. Die Reihe wird von Sharon Dodua Otoo herausgegeben und erscheint im Verlag edition assemblage. Mehr Infos

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“Movement spaces are often romanticized and examined through rose-colored glasses, as spaces of common understanding and unity, but how can we connect across differences in space, time, and identity, particularly when we’re in conflict with each other?”

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In Audre’s Footsteps is a testament to Audre Lorde and the diverse women of the Black German movement, past and present. Black German women’s intimacy and vulnerability in the volume reflect the affective practices and politics that not only helped to sustain them, but also guided their activism and movement. Lewis and Asbury offer a bold contribution that complicates discussions on race, racialization, gender, and history in Germany. It is a unique volume that is not only generative and powerful, but important and timely! —  Dr. Tiffany N. Florvil, Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico
This book has opened a space of conversation for me. I read it in one sitting and will keep it at hand from now on, just beside Audre Lorde’s essays, for whenever I need support and inspiration. —  Dr. Elisa Diallo, Author of Französisch verlernen
In Audre’s Footsteps makes a timely and invaluable contribution to the growing canon of the emerging field of Black German Studies. Not only do the authors provide an academic audience with rich and illuminating “kitchen table” conversations that reveal the perspectives of Black and BIPOC feminist scholars and activists in Germany, they are also gifting the diaspora community of Black Germans by articulating living history in a manner that is accessible and empowering to non-academic readers. Importantly, in the spirit of Audre Lorde, this book helps to dispel societal myths that linger on both sides of the Atlantic and dauntlessly exposes the ethical and institutional challenges inherent in scholarly activism. —  Dr. Rosemarie Peña, President, Black German Heritage and Research Association