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Syllabus 2018/19

Term One

Week One: Introduction

Week two: The Meaning of Blackness

Week three: Haiti I: Slavery and The Haitian Revolution

Week Four: Haiti II: Race, Slavery and the Making of Modernity

Week Five: Abolitionism and the Writings of freedom

Week Seven: Abolitionism and the Origins of Feminism

Week Eight: Pan-Africanism and Garveyism

Week Nine: The New Negro Movement

Week Ten: Black Communism/Black Liberation

Term Two

Week One: Movements for Civil Rights

Week Two: Black Nationalisms

Week Three: Global Anti-Colonial Struggle and Neo-Colonialism

Week Four: Neoliberalism

Week Five: Visit to the Black Cultural Archive in London

Week Seven: Radical 70s

Week Eight: Black (Queer) Feminisms

Week Nine: Black Twitter and Virtual Community Building

Week Ten: Roundtable: Reflections on BLM and contemporary movements

Illustrative Bibliography

RDG Kelly Freedom Dreams: Black Radical Tradition
Cedric Robinson Black Marxism
Toussaint L’Oventure Memoir of General Toussaint L’Ouverture
Haitian Constitution of 1801
Haitian Emancipation Proclamation of 29 August 1793
CLR James Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Saidiya Hartman Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making
Mary Prince The History of Mary Prince
David Walker Appeal To The Colored Citizens of The World
Marcus Garvey The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey
Henry Sylvester Williams Black Response to the American Left
WEB DuBois Black Reconstruction
WEB DuBois Souls of Black Folks
Booker T Washington “Atlanta Compromise Speech”
Nella Larsen Passing
Claude MacKay Banjo
Jean Toomer Cane
Aime Cesaire Discourse on Colonialism
James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son
Kwame Nkrumah Neo-colonialism
George Padmore Pan-Africanism or Communism? The Coming Struggle for Africa
Claudia Jones Beyond Containment
Assata Shakur Assata
Black Panther Party “Ten Point Platform”
Huey P Newton “Letters”
Frantz Fanon Black Skin, White Mask
Walter Rodney How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Linton Kwesi Johnson Mi Revalueshanary Fren: Selected Poems
Combahee River Collective Statement
Audre Lorde Zami
Patricia Hill Collins Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment
bell hooks Talking back: Thinking feminist, thinking Black
Michelle Wallace Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman
Fred Moten and Stefano Harney undercommons: fugitive black thought
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation