This essay suggests that Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being calls us to attend to the limits of what freedom means for black people around the world. By reading some recent conceptual claims in black studies alongside Sharpe’s work, it seeks to demonstrate a certain theoretical cul de sac in contemporary black studies theorizations that requires further thought if we are to diligently contemplate the stakes of freedom for black people globally.
Research Article|November 01 2018
Freedom Now Suite: Black Feminist Turns of Voice
Rinaldo Walcott is a professor of black studies and the director of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. He is the author of Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies (2016).
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 151-159.