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Extra info for Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995
African Americans, that is, formed a group for whom slavery, segregation, disenfranchisement, racial terror, and other forms of institutionalized, systemic, and de facto racism produced distinct struggles that could not be subsumed under those of the proletariat. S. nation-state. Instead, Black liberation was predicated on the right of African Americans in the Black Belt region of the South, where they formed a majority, to secede as their own nation under the correct historical conditions. ” Black IN T RO DUC T I O N · 19 liberation, by this definition, was not separatist (nor narrowly integrationist) but was internationalist in its centrality to and reliance on interracial—and transnational—working-class movements.
For example, Claudia Jones and Rosa Guy were born in Trinidad; Paule Marshall’s parents emigrated from Barbados to New York; Audre Lorde’s parents emigrated from Grenada. For Black Leftists, travel was a politically fraught matter that carried the pain of having one’s mobility circumscribed and determined by the racist and repressive state through imprisonment, deportation, and the revocation of one’s passport—but also the promise of pan-African and Third World solidarities generated through international conferences, trips, and expatriate living.
Hansberry’s later work, including and following the play that brought her worldwide attention, A Raisin in the Sun (1959), muted the feminism of her earlier work. Yet in crucial ways she remained committed to critiquing the interpenetration of heteropatriarchy, racialized imperialism, and capitalism, as we see in Les Blancs—and to this endeavor, Beauvoirean existentialism was integral. IN T RO DUC T I O N · 27 Chapter 3 turns to Hansberry’s comrade and sister dramatist, Alice Childress, to consider the legacy of Garveyism for the postwar Black Left.
Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995 by Cheryl Higashida