Palimpsest - Volume #1, Issue #1 (4/2012)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting and Tiffany Ruby Patterson


"For full freedom of… colored women in Africa, Asia, and these United States": Black Women Radical and the "Practice of a Black Women's International"
Erik McDuffie

Fulani's Tools and Results: Development and Black Empowerment
Omar Ali

Literature and the Meta-Psychoanalysis of race: After and With Fanon
Jean-Paul Rocchi

Gender, Class, and the Performance of a Black (Anti) Enlightenment: Resistance of David Walker and Sojourner Truth
Sarah Cervenak

The Narrative Absence of Interiority in Black Writing: Suffering Female Bodies in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman"
Sabine Broeck

Poetic License

Stephanie Pruitt

Adelia's Lesson
Bell's Work Song #6
Bell's Work Song #42
Incantation for Escape
The Teeth and Tongue
Thirteen Ways of Drafting a Response


The Revolutionary Spirit of Toni Cade Bambara
Thabiti Lewis

Euqshan Palcy: "Creative Dissent, Artistic Reckoning"
Tricia Danielle Keaton

An Open Letter from Paris

The Guerlain Affair: Odorless French Racism
Rokhaya Diallo

Book Nook: Reviews

Theifing Sugar from the Island Beneath the Sea: New Literature on/from the Caribbean
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

The Book of Night Women by Marlon James

Theifing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in the Caribbean Literature by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
Reviews by Valerie Orlando

Hands on the Freedom Plow. Edited by Faith S. Holseart, Martha Prescod, Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy Zellner
Review by Tarik A. Smith

The Horrible Gift of Freedom: Atlantic Slavery and the Representation of Emancipation by Marcus Wood
Review by Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

The Art of Engagement Forum

Editors' Note: New technologies, Academic Freedom, and the Archive

Erotica or Thanatica?: Black Feminist Criticism on the Ropes, A Review Essay of Shayne Lee's "Erotic Revolutionaries: Black Women, Sexuality, and Popular Culture"
Tamura A. Lomax

A Critique of Protectionist Petulance
Shayne Lee