Related Somehow to Africa

Source: Transition, No. 115, Mad (2014), pp. 68-86 (19 pages) Published by: Indiana University Press on behalf of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Women's rights activist jewel bush shares insights about global blackness gained through her friendship with Samra, a member of the marginalized and oft-mistreated community of black Palestinians


"Before this, I had no concept of black Palestinians; yet here I am, deep in a community of black Palestinians, black people—a gumbo of complexions—who look like they could be from Haiti or Harlem or Ghana or out the Tremé. These black people were born in Palestine and live there, too: the African Diaspora in the flesh, the Gulf Coast meets the Middle East. And somehow, I manage to hook up with a clique of sisters."

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