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Palimpsest - Volume #7, Issue #1 (5/2018)
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International
Palimpsest - Volume #7, Issue #1
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Table of Contents

Volume 7, Issue 1

Editor’s Introduction

Retrospective on Léon Gontron-Damas

Anthologies, Ontologies, and Hauntologies: Resurrecting Léon-Gontran Damas
Kathleen Gyssels

Essays

Rise Up? New Directions in the Caribbean Women’s Bildungsroman
Kevin Meehan

“No Choice but to Strive”: Gender, State Power, and Resistance in the Life Narratives of Emma Mashinini, Mamphela Ramphele, and Wangari Maathai
Courtney L. Thompson

The Art of Engagement Forum

Second Annual Black Feminist Methods and Methodologies Working Symposium: Black Girlhood and Black Girlhood Studies, an Introduction with Selected Abstracts
Claudine Taaffe

Book Review Essay

“The Power of Ta-Nehisi Coates and President Barack Obama,” A Review of We Were Eight Years in Power—An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (New York: Random House, 2017), 576 pp.
Terrance Dean

Book Reviews
All Books Reviewed by the Palimpsest Editorial Collective

Brittney Cooper, Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (Urbana: University ofIllinois Press, 2017), 208 pp.

Margo Natalie Crawford, Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics (Urbana:University of Illinois Press, 2017), 280 pp.

Brent Hayes Edwards, Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination (Cambridge, London: Harvard University Press, 2017), 336 pp.

Ashley Farmer, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (Chapel Hill: University ofNorth Carolina Press, 2017), 288 pp.

Alexis Pauline, Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity Gumbs (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016), 184 pp.

LaShawn Harris, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (Urbana:University of Illinois Press, 2016), 280 pp.

Aida Levy-Hussen, How to Read African American Literature: Post-Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation (New York:New York University Press, 2016), 224 pp.

Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2017), 382 pp.

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Bricktop’s Paris: African American Women in Paris Between the Two World Wars (Albany:State University of New York Press, 2015), 377 pp.

Kristen Stromberg Childers, Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization, and Assimilation in the French Caribbean


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