With this project, publiekEaCties initiated the development of a publication on feminism and decolonisation. A committee of Afro-Belgian female activists, writers and thinkers; Heleen Debeuckelaere, Gia Abrassart, Sabrine Ingabire, Anne Wetsi Mpoma, Modi Ntambwe and Tracy Bibo-Tansia focused on the question which feminist themes are underexposed in the current decolonisation debate in Belgium and how these might be implemented in the book. The audiovisual installation shows conversations in which they formulate their answer, which is also the blueprint of this publication.

Being Imposed Upon is a love letter and manual for black women. This book is a collection of reflections on being black in Belgium. For the first time, it gives voice to the first people concerned about their Afro-descendent backgrounds: Afrodescendent women. The collective work is divided into seven chapters in the two national languages, French and Dutch, with essays, literary reflections, poetry and activist and academic texts for and by Afro-Belgian women on specific themes.

Inhoud

Preface
Joëlle Sambi Nzeba, De soeurs, de luttes et d’amour
Joëlle Sambi Nzeba, Van zusters, strijd en liefde

Black female body
Olave Nduwanje, Schemer en dwalen
Emmanuelle Nsunda, De l’histoire individuelle à l’histoire collective

Healing
Sabrine Ingabire, Woorden voor onze pijn
Aline Bosuma W’Okungu Bakili, Soldat·e·s malgré nous !

Public transmission
Heleen Debeuckelaere, We maken geen vrije mensen
Mireille-Tsheusi Robert, La « roue de la domination raciale »

Feminism
Munganyende Hélène Christelle, Sommigen zijn moedig
Modi Ntambwe, Féministes aussi entendez nous!

Representation
Emma-lee Amponsah, Een draaiboek voor dekolonisatie: hoe het niet moet
Djia Mambu, Representations matters

Occupying/ Creating spaces
Shari Aku Legbedje & Anissa Boujdaini, Ruimte creëren
Gia Abrassart, Tiers-lieux ou l’utopie urbaine en mouvement

Art & culture
Melat Gebeyaw Nigussie, Black skin, white cube
Anne Wetsi Mpoma, Organiser la résistance dans les arts et la culture en contexte postcolonial belge

Postface
Lisette Helga Neza ntukabumwe, Een zucht naar meer
Lisette Helga Neza ntukabumwe, Comme une envie de plus

publiekEaCties
Onomatopee Projects
Gia Abrassart (fr), Heleen Debeuckelaere (nl)
La Villa Hermosa
Sarah Demart (fr), Nima Jebelli (nl), Sibo Kanobana (nl), Justin Mayimba (fr)
Inge Coolsaet (VAN ZUSTERS, STRIJD EN LIEFDE), Eric Cyuzuzo (COMME UNE ENVIE DE PLUS)
Drifosett
Muskat 290 gr, Munken Pure Rough 100 gr, Artic volume white 100 gr
Muskat (100% recycled, brown) 290 gr
First edition, 1000 (2020)
coming soon
Africalia, Cc Strombeek, Literatuur Vlaanderen, Vermeylenfonds, deMens.nu, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, DeBuren: Grensverleggers
bestel@publiekeacties.org