In Audre’s Footsteps: Transnational Kitchen Table Talk
Edited by Heidi R. Lewis, Dana Maria Asbury, and Jazlyn Tate Andrews
Publication Date: Nov 05, 2021
List Price: $20.00
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Imprint: Witnessed Series
Publisher: Edition Assemblage
Parent Company: Edition Assemblage
In Audre’s Footsteps honors Black radical traditions set forth by Dr. 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 experiences of Black and 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.