'Disparate in Voice, Sympathetic in Direction’: Gendered Political Blackness and the Politics of Solidarity


Nydia A.Swaby

Publication date: 

14th Jul 2019

While political blackness seems to be making quite a comeback, this resurgence has also met with frustration and ambivalence. This paper aims to make sense of why this mobilising concept is accepted in some contemporary black feminist circles and outright rejected in others. It unpicks the diasporic dimensions of political blackness, reflecting on the issues that converged to foreground ‘black’ as the basis for mobilising women of African and Asian decent to engage in collective activism.

This paper features in the Feminist Review and access to it is offered at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1057/fr.2014.30