Indigeneity, Race, and Critical Spiritual Literacy in the African Diaspora
Chapter 2. Theories of Diasporic Indigeneity and Black Feminisms: Living and Imagining Indigeneity Differently
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THEORIES OF DIASPORIC INDIGENEITY AND BLACK FEMINISMS
Living and Imagining Indigeneity Differently
The Souls of Yoruba Folk is anchored in three theoretical frameworks: Indigenous knowledges, anticolonial theory, and Black/African feminisms. I draw from and build on these theoretical models of analysis to critically contextualize the experiences of Yoruba peoples in diasporic and Euro-dominant contexts. Indigenous literatures and anticolonial and African/Black feminist frameworks allow for a more nuanced and critical reading of how issues of race, class, spirituality, gender, language, religion, and especially notions of Indigeneity interlock in the lives and experiences of Yoruba peoples in the diaspora.
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