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

Content

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.


Authors & Series

Heidi Lewis — Heidi R. Lewis is a professor at Colorado College. read more

Jazlyn Andrews — Jazlyn Andrews is a writer based in Denver. read more

Dana Maria Asbury — Dana Maria Asbury is an activist based in Toronto. read more

Witnessed — Witnessed is a book series published in a cooperation between edition assemblage and Sharon Dodua Otoo. It contributes English language testimonies to existing “Black in Germany” accounts (both fiction and non-fiction) while simultaneously providing access to this literature to international English-speaking audiences. read more

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Excerpt from the book In Audre’s Footsteps:

“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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Reviews (3)

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