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Published: 01 October 2021

200 Pages | 5 illus.

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781800855793

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Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles

Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights

Edited by Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml, and Williams Lessane Patricia

Liverpool University Press


  • Examines the construction of blackness within shifting post-civil rights, post-colonial and neo-colonial contexts
  • The essays assembled are salient, timely and help to contextualize the contemporary political vicissitudes of the Black experience and the ongoing struggle for agency, belonging, and civil rights
  • It offers fresh perspectives on familiar concepts such as activism and belonging, suggesting more innovative approaches for the study of African diasporic experience in the 21st century