Resistance, Redemption, and Recuperative Strategies in I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
This chapter recuperates the black female subject, Tituba, from obscurity, reinstating her and her story into the national discourse. Tituba's story is one of migration and repatriation. She accomplishes circuitous journeys, exemplary of enslavement in reverse, travelling from Barbados back into slavery to Salem, Massachusetts, and then back home again to Barbados. Tituba's migrations chronicle the (gendered) violence that is often deemed too horrific to tell, within which the diasporic subject is fixed. However, revealing these horrors facilitates the scripting of an alternative discourse that resists the masculinist narrative, and redeems and reinstates the subject. Alternatively, Tituba's mobility lends itself to transnational alliances as her travels challenge the concept of place, identity and belonging. Tituba advocates for transnational feminism which operates within an antiracist and anti-imperialist ideological framework.
Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.