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Pan-African Feminism in Britain Future Directions for Solidarity And Equity

Lovell Marshall Annecka Leolyn


This chapter critically examines the importance of Pan-African feminist epistemology and activism in the Diaspora. The dynamic impact of defiant struggles for freedom challenges the oppression of women of African descent in triumphant ways. The radical re-construction of identities is necessary for the evolution of their human rights. Qualitative methods are used to interrogate the political consciousness of fifty (50) women of African heritage who are members of Black women’s organizations in Britain. My study investigates the relevance of Pan-African feminism in Britain to global debates and interventions. The significance of international support networks that create new strategic initiatives for positive self-concepts and the improvement of life-chances is evaluated. Independently and collectively women of African ancestry oppose marginalization by the State and systems of education, employment, healthcare, and housing. Respondents’ commitment to coalition politics is evident in their positive opinions about social justice, pride, and integrity. Their celebration of Black nationalism resists the legacies of colonialism. Interviewees take responsibility for the upliftment of their communities. They are determined to overcome power inequalities in order to reaffirm the dignity of African women and girls. My fieldwork explores the ways forward for a Pan-African feminist revolution.

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