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Hudson-Weems says that Black men’s and Black women’s bond helps to maintain the race.

Africana Womanism is a term I coined and defined in after nearly two years of publicly debating the importance of self-naming for Africana women. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat The first principle Self-Naming discusses the importance of self-identifying as an African woman in society.

Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves by Clenora Hudson-Weems

Leena added it Mar 09, Africana womanist are also very spiritual and believe in a higher power and their mothering and nurturing is tradition. Feminism, Rape Law, and Romance Fiction.

Request removal from index. Nor shall we allow the history to be “shanghied” to legitimatize the “global political agenda” of others.

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I really enjoy the afrocentric emphasis of the theory, and is very well-written there are my two stars The most shocking part of the book is it’s overwhelming heterosexism, black lesbians and gay men seem to not exist at all, the book also sees black women primarly as mothers and male’s companions, in fact, male problems are one of the basis of the theory, is kinda: Africana womanism brings to the forefront the role of African mothers as leaders in the struggle to regain, reconstruct, and create a cultural integrity that espouses the ancient Maatic principles of reciprocity, balance, harmony, justice, truth, righteousness, order, and so forth.


Timothy added it Nov 04, Due to these conditions Black women were forced to undergo while under white domination, African women developed an extreme ability to be adaptable.

The Africana Womanism Society lists 18 characteristics of The Africana womanistincluding self-naming, self-defining, family-centered, flexible and desiring positive male companionship. University of Chicago Press. The characteristics are the following: While many think of Africana womanism as being similar to that of Black feminismAfrican feminismwomanismand feminismthere are clear distinctions in agenda for the forms of women empowerment. Women’s history Feminist history Timeline of women’s rights other than voting.

The Existential and its Exits: Rickford Betty Shabazz: Lastly, Nah Dove”African Womanism: Myi’a Antoinette added it Sep 28, Otherness in Modern and Contemporary Francophone Contexts. Jon rated it it was amazing May 28, Andi marked it as to-read Feb 01, Africana womanist ideology contributes to Afrocentric discourse.

Paperbackpages. Amanda Stoddard Rowan added it Nov 03, The first part of the coinage, Africanaidentifies the ethnicity of the woman being considered, and this reference to her ethnicity, establishing her cultural identity, relates directly to her ancestry and land base—Africa. By fostering and guiding fellow women, the Africana Movement is advanced. The Role Flexibility principle acknowledges and discusses the fact that the Black woman has africqna been a subjugate.


Ancestral reverence is the habitual act of caring for elders, and eventual ancestors, within a community or society. Western Journal of Black Studies.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. An Afrocentric Theory”, credits Hudson-Weems and other scholars in shaping the Africana womanist model. A Journal of Women Studies. Kalimah Mustafa rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Democratic Humanism and American Literature.

The rite of passing generation-to-generation knowledge free from outside manipulation, coercion or intimidation insures traditional integrity, which fosters a climate of cultural security.

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Reclaiming Ourselves by Clenora Hudson-Weems. Historically, Black women were always had psychological and physical strengthen especially with what happened with slavery.