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The Global History of Black Girlhood
edited by Corinne T. Field and LaKisha Michelle Simmons
contributions by Jennifer L Palmer, Nazera Sadiq Wright, Cynthia R Greenlee, Vanessa D Plumly, Najya A Williams, Katharine Capshaw, Dara Walker, Shani Roper, Janaé E Bonsu, Beverley Palesa Ditsie, Phindile Kunene, Denise Oliver-Velez, Claudrena N. Harold, Ruth Nicole Brown, Casidy Campbell, S E Duff, Crystal Lynn Webster, Tara Bynum, Anasa Hicks, Lindsey Elizabeth Jones, SA Smythe and Nastassja E Swift
University of Illinois Press, 2022
Paper: 978-0-252-08669-4 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05363-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04462-5
Library of Congress Classification HQ798.5.B53G56 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.235208996

The Global History of Black Girlhood boldly claims that Black girls are so important we should know their histories. Yet, how do we find the stories and materials we need to hear Black girls’ voices and understand their lives? Corinne T. Field and LaKisha Michelle Simmons edit a collection of writings that explores the many ways scholars, artists, and activists think and write about Black girls' pasts. The contributors engage in interdisciplinary conversations that consider what it means to be a girl; the meaning of Blackness when seen from the perspectives of girls in different times and places; and the ways Black girls have imagined themselves as part of a global African diaspora.

Thought-provoking and original, The Global History of Black Girlhood opens up new possibilities for understanding Black girls in the past while offering useful tools for present-day Black girls eager to explore the histories of those who came before them.

Contributors: Janaé E. Bonsu, Ruth Nicole Brown, Tara Bynum, Casidy Campbell, Katherine Capshaw, Bev Palesa Ditsie, Sarah Duff, Cynthia Greenlee, Claudrena Harold, Anasa Hicks, Lindsey Jones, Phindile Kunene, Denise Oliver-Velez, Jennifer Palmer, Vanessa Plumly, Shani Roper, SA Smythe, Nastassja Swift, Dara Walker, Najya Williams, and Nazera Wright

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