chapter  11
7 Pages

Marlene NourbeSe Philip: This Space/Dis/Place Between: The Poetics and Philosophy of Body, Voice and Silence: Curdella Forbes

Through Caribbean lenses, NourbeSe explores the black diasporan female experience. Exposing the ontological and systemic ramifications of the sexual and psychic terror to which black women are historically subjected and by which they are strategically silenced, she equally highlights the fact of women’s subjectivity and ‘inner voice’ that complicate any picture of mere victimhood. For NourbeSe, influenced by Heidegger (1967), subjectivity, voice, word and s/Silence are not only historicallyexperientially defined, but also phenomenologically-ontologically, as aspects of Being.