History Research Seminar - Stella Dadzie, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and the Enduring Power of Resistance
Blurb: Stella Dadzie will be discussing her latest book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery & Resistance in which she explores the myriad ways women encountered and resisted enslavement faced with centuries of focussed repression and gendered violence that was designed to break their spirit. She will show how women adapted cultural survivals and 'the peculiar burdens of their sex' in ways that not only undermined the very institution of slavery, but remain relevant to the challenges we face today.
biography: Stella Dadzie is a writer and feminist historian, best known for 'The Heart of the Race: Black Women's lives in Britain' which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature, and was re-published by Verso in 2018 as a Feminist Classic. Her latest book 'A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery & Resistance' was published by Verso in October 2020 to critical acclaim. She is a founder member of OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent), a national umbrella group for Black women that emerged in the late 1970s as part of the British Civil Rights movement.