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A Kick in the Belly by Stella Abasa Dadzie

A Kick in the Belly

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A Kick in the Belly by Stella Abasa Dadzie
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Oct 20, 2020 | ISBN 9781788738842

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“In clear, accessible prose, this book upturns versions of the past that privilege his-story, revealing a more complex and many-layered past, one in which enslaved women were central to the struggle for freedom.”
—Suzanne Scafe, co-author of The Heart of the Race

“Shocking, enlightening, fascinating, challenging, A Kick in the Belly reframes the overwhelmingly male perspective on the transatlantic slave trade through female experiences and acts of resistance. It is a essential corrective to centuries of sublimation and the presentation of black women who lived through this history as passive victims. I cannot recommend it highly enough. “
—Berndardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

“Stella Dadzie has given us another chapter in women’s history by uncovering resistance that is uniquely rooted in controlling reproduction. This is a meticulously researched narrative that privileges the people who were so brutally treated that it was easy to assume they had no agency. We now know that such an assumption would be mistaken. This is an essential addition to the corpus of historical study into the nature, legacy and impacts of the period of African enslavement. It’s finally a work that allows us to better understand and recognise how women disrupted the principal economic principles supporting the enslavement of generations of people.”
—Arike Oke, Director of the Black Cultural Archives

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