Writing the Black Revolutionary Diva

Women's Subjectivity and the Decolonizing Text

by Kimberly Nichele Brown

Published by: Indiana University Press

294 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.81 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253222466
  • Published: September 2010


  • eBook
  • 9780253004703
  • Published: September 2010


Kimberly Nichele Brown examines how African American women since the 1970s have found ways to move beyond the "double consciousness" of the colonized text to develop a healthy subjectivity that attempts to disassociate black subjectivity from its connection to white culture. Brown traces the emergence of this new consciousness from its roots in the Black Aesthetic Movement through important milestones such as the anthology The Black Woman and Essence magazine to the writings of Angela Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jayne Cortez.