The historian and ‘grandmother of modern feminism’ in conversation with Marie-Annick Gournet
Activist and founding member of OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent) Stella Dadzie will make an appearance at this years Festival of Ideas to talk about how female prisoners of the slave trade struggled for freedom in the Caribbean.
The focus of the conversation will be Dadzie’s latest book, A Kick in the Belly: Women, Slavery and Resistance, due to be published this October by Verso.
“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,” says Suzanne Scafe, co-author of The Heart of the Race.
Dadzie is a published writer and historian, best known for The Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature, and was recently republished by Verso as a Feminist Classic.
Bristol Festival of Ideas aims to stimulate people’s minds and passions with an inspiring programme of discussion and debate throughout the year. After starting as an annual festival it now runs throughout the year with more than 100 events across the city.
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