Stella Dadzie

Stella Dadzie

Biography

Stella Dadzie is a founder member of OWAAD and is best known for The Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain (London: Virago, 1985), which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature, and which she co-authored with Beverley Bryan and Suzanne Scafe. She has written widely on curriculum development and good practice with black adult learners and other minorities. She is well known for her contribution to tackling youth racism and working with racist perpetrators, and is a key contributor to the development of anti-racist strategies with schools, colleges and youth services. She appeared in And Still I Rise, a documentary exploring the social and historical origins of stereotypes of African women and has been a guest of Germaine Greer on her BBC2 discussion programme The Last Word.

Listen to Stella Dadzie discussing OWAAD, her unconscious decision to become a feminist, the closeness of WLM friendships, and black feminist identity.

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