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Deferred Dreams, Defiant StrugglesCritical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights$
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Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml, and Patricia Williams Lessane

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940339

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.001.0001

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Redrawing Borders of Belonging in a Narrow Nation: Afro-Chilean Activism in the Hinterlands of Afro-Latin America

Redrawing Borders of Belonging in a Narrow Nation: Afro-Chilean Activism in the Hinterlands of Afro-Latin America

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(p.137) 8 Redrawing Borders of Belonging in a Narrow Nation: Afro-Chilean Activism in the Hinterlands of Afro-Latin America
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Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles
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Sara Busdiecker

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.003.0008

Chapter examines the historical and contemporary roots of Afro-Chilean invisibility and the nature and trajectory of collective organising that has only recently emerged among Afro-Chileans in response. It reflects on the ways in which the desire and need for Afro-Chilean activism since the turn of the twenty-first century, in this forgotten corner of the global African diaspora, highlights the temporally and spatially enduring nature of the struggles for equality among African-descended peoples. Within this context and using specific examples, the chapter shows how the activities and demands of multiple organisations based around shared African descent have helped to redefine notions of belonging in Chile and, in turn, challenge traditional expectations of what it means to be Chilean.

Keywords:   Afro-Chilean Activism, Afro-Latin America, African diaspora, Belonging, Racial discrimination, Gloria María Grueso Mina, La raza chilena, Arica, Afroescendiente, Afro-ariqueño

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