Acknowledging the primacy of physical violence against the female black body, “Reclaiming the Black Body” seeks to open up a new conversation through works that tells us a different story about agency and self-ownership, of women making and remaking themselves, actively reclaiming their own bodies. The 11 authors featured in the exhibit are Janet Mock; Suzan-Lori Parks; Jane Jordan; Ann Petry; Yaa Gyasi; Octavia Butler; Alice Dunbar Nelson; Angela Davis; Assata Shakur; Marita Bonner; and Nnedi Okorafor.
This collection consists of a single PDF containing all the posters from the Black Literary Suite exhibit, Reclaiming the Black Body: Women Writing Women, as well as the audio commentary about the project. Supplementary materials include a list of selected readings and a timeline.
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