two perspectives on colonial time

∞ “Two Perspectives on Colonial Time” (pdf) – Alexis Pauline Gumbs (2018)

Publisher’s Weekly calls Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s cross-genre Black feminist writing “groundbreaking” and indeed she has had a paradigm shifting impact on multiple fields introducing ideas of speculative documentary, Black feminist Breathing, experiential archives and Revolutionary Mothering into common parlance.  Alexis is the author of the acclaimed Spill: Scenes of Black Femininity, M Archive: After the End of the World and co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Her work on Black feminist activism, archiving and digital and print publishing is widely read in community organizations and taught in feminist and black studies courses around the world.  On her home ground of Durham, North Carolina, Alexis is provost of a tiny Black feminist university called Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind which offers accessible intergenerational programming in Durham and online.  With her partner Sangodare, Alexis is co-creator of the Mobile Homecoming Trust, an experiential archive and living library dedicated to the intergenerational nurturing of Black feminist and LGBTQ brilliance.  Alexis is also founder of Brilliance Remastered, a network for community accountable scholars, artists and movement leaders. Learn more about Alexis at

M Archive: After the End of the World is available here.
(You can download the introduction to M Archive: After the End of the World  here:
Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity is available here.
Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines is available here.
Without Apology: Poems in Honor of Black Women by Clyde E. Gumbs is available here
Listen to excerpts from M Archive: After the End of the World in my echolocation lecture here:
Check out my conversation with Hortense Spillers on Left of Black here: