Dora Tamana: Travel, Home and the Transnational Politics of African Motherhood

Grant, Nicholas (2023) Dora Tamana: Travel, Home and the Transnational Politics of African Motherhood. Safundi: the Journal of South African and American Studies. ISSN 1543-1304 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article explores the intersectional politics of Dora Tamana from the 1940s to the early 1980s. A key figure in the anti-apartheid movement, Tamana’s activism was deeply informed by her own health, as well as the physical well-being of her family and community. Drawing on her own personal experiences and losses, she carefully constructed a militant and uncompromising politics of African motherhood that grappled with the violence of settler colonialism and racial capitalism. This emphasis on health, care and kinship also crossed borders, forming the basis of a Tamana’s Black international politics which were shaped by the international women’s movement and her travels in Europe, China, Mongolia and the Soviet Union.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 16:31
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 16:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/90729
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