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lundi 7 juillet 2014 à 16h

Black Star, Crescent Moon:

Malcom X, Black Radicalism and the Muslim International

Rencontre avec Sohail Daulatzai

Sohail Daulatzai, Associate Professor, University of California Irvine, nous parlera de son dernier ouvrage : « Black Star, Crescent Moon : The Muslim International and Black Freedom Beyond America» (2012).

Discutant.e.s :

  • Trica Keaton (Vanderbilt University)
  • Jonathan Solarte (Harvard University)
  • Maboula Soumahoro (Université François Rabelais de Tours)

L'intervention de Sohail Daulatzai sera en anglais. Traduction partielle en français. Possibilité de poser une question en français, que l'on traduira à S.D.

Entrée libre.

Contact : Jean-François Brault (EHESS /Université Paris 8) ;

Abstract :

"The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia," Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, "is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia." Four decades later, the hip-hop artist Talib Kweli gave voice to a similar Pan-African sentiment in the song "K.O.S. (Determination)": "The African diaspora repre-sents strength in numbers, a giant can't slumber forever."

Linking discontent and unrest in Harlem and Los Angeles to anticolonial revolu-tion in Algeria, Egypt, and elsewhere, Black leaders in the United States have frequently looked to the anti-imperialist movements and antiracist rhetoric of the Muslim Third World for inspiration. In Black Star, Crescent Moon, Sohail Dau-latzai maps the rich, shared history between Black Muslims, Black radicals, and the Muslim Third World, showing how Black artists and activists imagined themselves not as national minorities but as part of a global majority, connected to larger communities of resistance. Daulatzai traces these interactions and alli-ances from the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power era to the "War on Terror," placing them within a broader framework of American imperialism, Black identity, and the global nature of white oppression.

From Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali to contemporary artists and activists like Rakim and Mos Def, Black Star, Crescent Moon reveals how Muslim resistance to imperialism came to occupy a central position within the Black radical imagina-tion, offering a new perspective on the political and cultural history of Black in-ternationalism from the 1950s to the present.

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