gendering creolisation: creolising affect

“While all black bodies were subject to labour and women laboured equally in the fields the enslaved women were also coerced into sexual labour. This situation ensured the white master’s gain since, if his black concubine became pregnant, he gained another slave by her reproduction, and in any event his sexual appetite was appeased. Notably, in plantation history, the black woman’s body was constructed in specific ways relative to concerns with production and re-production: she was c(h)attle.” Joan Anim-Addo

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