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Respect for Elders, is an extension of the historical African tradition of ancestral reverence. The Africana Womanism Society lists 18 characteristics of The Africana womanistincluding self-naming, self-defining, family-centered, flexible and desiring positive male companionship.

The pillar of Recognition refers to the acknowledgement of humanity, capability, and power of Black women.

While many think of Africana womanism as being similar to that of Black feminismReclaijing feminismwomanismand feminismthere are clear distinctions in agenda for the forms of women empowerment. It distinguishes itself from feminismor Alice Walker ‘s womanism.

The practice of cultural womanism is not limited to Africana women. Sign in to use this feature. Traditional cultures should not be obligated to bow to redefinitions foisted upon them by elitist entities that gain their authority via the drive of well-organized “media hype.

The principles that reclaiing the caring nature of the Africana womanist are defined below. Africana men can embrace an Africana womanist approach. The Role Flexibility principle acknowledges and discusses the fact that the Black woman has never been a subjugate.


Africana Womanism: Reclaiming Ourselves

Rickford Betty Shabazz: Jocelyn Duncan marked it as to-read Apr 05, It doesn’t quite bridge the aspects of intersectionality and strictly confines ideas of identity and sexuality. The first five components all emphasis the commitment to family that is of major importance to Black women.

Timothy added it Nov 04, African womanism may be viewed as fundamental to the continuing development of Afrocentric theory. There is an increasing need for self-naming, self-defining, and self-identity for Black people and self-defining helps to discover one’s identity through their own point of view of their world that goes against that of the dominant culture.

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Modupe Kolawole, and others. A Journal of Women Studies. It focuses on race as the main importance for Africana women. The second groupings of characteristics are family-centeredness, wholeness, authenticity, role flexibility, adaptability, struggling with Black men against oppression, and Black female sisterhood.

Africana womanism

Africana Womanism in essence says: Such an analysis of Africana literature emphasizes the family, complimentarity between men and women, and commitment to the survival and liberation of the community as a whole.


Jonathan Locke Hart – – Palgrave-Macmillan. Literature, Religion, and Human Sciences. Relevant discussion may be found afticana the talk page. Indeed, we are victors, Sisters in Charge of our own destiny.

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Ta’lor Montgomery rated it really liked it Dec 26, Africana Womanist literature also consists of Africana family dynamics, Africana women and men—their interrelationship, and experiences within their communities, and religion. Democratic Humanism and American Literature. Such realities include the diverse struggles and experiences, and needs of Africana women.

There is a high interest in success of the group and collective outcomes that maintains reclaimijg sense of wholeness. Kate Fullbrook – – Temple University Press. Any important outcomes are shared as overarching closeness of the Black community is enforced by the women in society. Drawing on the tenets of Africana Womanism, Clenora Hudson-Weems extends the theoretical framework to literary analysis.

Cheryl Green rated it liked it Sep 26,