***Winner of an English PEN Award 2021***
For too long feminism has been co-opted by the forces they seek to dismantle. In this powerful manifesto, Francoise Verges argues that feminists should no longer be accomplices of capitalism, racism, colonialism and imperialism: it is time to fight the system that created the boss, built the prisons and polices women's bodies.
A Decolonial Feminism grapples with the central issues in feminist debates today: from Eurocentrism and whiteness, to power, inclusion and exclusion. Delving into feminist and anti-racist histories, Verges also assesses contemporary activism, movements and struggles, including #MeToo and the Women's Strike.
Centring anticolonialism and anti-racism within an intersectional Marxist feminism, the book puts forward an urgent demand to free ourselves from the capitalist, imperialist forces that oppress us.
Publisher: Pluto Press
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A vibrant and compelling framework for feminism in our times'-- Judith Butler
'A powerful tool of social transformation'-- Djamila Ribeiro, Brazilian human rights activist and author of 'Nos, Madelenas: uma palavra pelo feminism' (Fonte, 2012)
'Incisive... an invitation to reconnect with the utopian power of feminism'-- Aurelien Maignant, 'Fabula'
'A powerful work'-- 'Les Inrocks'
'Develops a critical perspective on feminism to reconsider the conditions of possibility and purpose... resituates feminism in a truly political, emancipatory and critical dimension'-- Jean-Philippe Cazier, 'Diacritik'
'Essential for highlighting the current divisions within feminist political agendas, and for collective reflection on a profound, radical transformation of society... Necessary reading.'-- 'Axelle n Degrees219'
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