By Michelle Ann Stephens
Stephens argues that the worldwide black political realization she identifies used to be constituted by way 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 very best to the unfastened move of black matters throughout nationwide boundaries—became the metaphoric center in their imaginative and prescient. however, those 3 writers have been deeply encouraged via the guidelines 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 experiences, Black Empire is a massive contribution to ongoing conversations approximately kingdom and diaspora.
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