Zoé Samudzi

Zimbabwean-American writer, photographer and activist

Zoé Samudzi (born 1992/1993) is a Zimbabwean-American writer and activist known for her book As Black as Resistance. Samudzi has written for The New Inquiry, The Daily Beast and Vice magazine. Samudzi was a 2017 Public Imagination Fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Photography Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Zoé Samudzi in 2020

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  • Black Americans are residents of a settler colony, not truly citizens of the United States. Despite a constitution laden with European Enlightenment values and a document of independence declaring certain inalienable rights, Black existence was legally that of private property until postbellum emancipation. The Black American condition today is an evolved condition directly connected to this history of slavery, and that will continue to be the case as long as the United States remains as an ongoing settler project. Nothing short of a complete dismantling of the American state as it presently exists can or will disrupt this.
    • Co-written with William C. Anderson and Mariame Kaba. As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation. Chico, California: AK Press. June 5, 2018. ISBN 9781849353168. 

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