Afro-Asian Solidarities in the 20th Century Pacific

Reading Materials

W.E.B. Du Bois, (1928). Dark Princess: A Romance, 3-34. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Bill Mullen, (2003). “Du Bois, Dark Princess, and the Afro-Asian International,” positions: east asia cultures critique, 11(1), 217-239.

Discussion Questions

What is Du Bois’ response to Orientalism in Dark Princess?

How does Dark Princess disrupt preconceived notions of agency and solidarity?

In what ways does Dark Princess nuance how fraught projects of solidarity can be?