Postmodern Womanism Analysis

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1. THEME ONE
1.1 The subjectivity of Sankara and womanist decolonisation
Womanism is a empirical theoretical approach that envisages the complexities of the black female condition throughout the African Dispersion, and womanists satisfy various postmodern intellectual objectives simultaneously (Blasingame 2012: 32). First, womanists position the political, socio-cultural, and historical coercions based upon the intersectionality of race, class, and gender on black women and their bodies; womanists discern, analyse, and explicate phenomenon of being black, being female, and being oppressed. In addition, womanists place black women at the core of the discourse, not displacing them into the margins or outskirts; thus, womanists draw attention to the ways in which society and culture displace black women within sociohistorical cultural models (Blasingame 2012: 32). Even though, during the transatlantic slave trade, the experiences of enslaved black women were not colossal or homogenous in nature, womanists emphasize that one commonality subsists the oppression of black women was psychologically, politically, socioculturally, historically, and sexually immersed within the traumatic paradigm of slavery and this marginalization was essentially based upon the triangulation of a race, class, and gender (Blasingame 2012: 32).
A black woman is “the Other Woman, the silenced partner” (Walker 2008: 17). This is not only true in general, but also more specifically for literary theory.

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