By Michelle Ann Stephens
Stephens argues that the worldwide black political cognizance she identifies used to be constituted by means of either radical and reactionary impulses. at the one hand, Garvey, McKay, and James observed freedom of flow because the foundation of black transnationalism. The Caribbean archipelago—a geographic house supreme to the unfastened move of black matters throughout nationwide boundaries—became the metaphoric center in their imaginative and prescient. nevertheless, those 3 writers have been deeply inspired by means of the information of militarism, empire, and male sovereignty that formed international political discourse within the early 20th century. As such, their imaginative and prescient of transnational blackness excluded women’s political subjectivities. Drawing jointly insights from American, African American, Caribbean, and gender stories, Black Empire is a big contribution to ongoing conversations approximately country and diaspora.
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In Black Empire, Michelle Ann Stephens examines the right of “transnational blackness” that emerged within the paintings of radical black intellectuals from the British West Indies within the early 20th century. concentrating on the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay, and C. L. R. James, Stephens indicates how those thinkers constructed rules of a global racial move and federated international black political group that transcended the bounds of geographical regions.
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