That Unmistakable “Red Thread” in Caribbean Left Feminist Activism

"Emblazoned on the Marx bust in Highgate Cemetery, London, are these words: 'The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is to change it.' In “Between Home and Street: Andaiye’s Revolutionary Vision,” one of the three forewords to this amazing and timely collection of writings by Caribbean left feminist activist Andaiye (1942–2019), Robin D. G. Kelley indicates that the book’s title 'comes from Karl Marx’s eleventh and final thesis on Feuerbach (1845)' (xxii). Indeed the quote serves as an epigraph for the book itself. But these are also watchwords of the kind of activism that Andaiye practiced: the necessary call to change the conditions we inherited as Caribbean people displaced by transatlantic enslavement and indentureship and its aftereffects in colonialism, neocolonialism and neo-imperialism. This philosophical and political orientation has guided activists in the Caribbean radical-intellectual tradition to which Andaiye belonged and from which she claimed a Caribbean feminist politics central to her self-definition."

Read Professor Carole Boyce Davies',  Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, entire article in SX.

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