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Our Caribbean : a gathering of lesbian and gay writing from the Antilles

Author: Thomas Glave
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology of queer writing from the Caribbean features work from José Alcántara Almánzar, Aldo Alvarez, Wesley E.A. Crichlow, Pedro de Jesús, Audre Lorde, Shani Mootoo, Anton Nimblett, Colin Robinson, Kevin Everod Quashie, Assotto Saint, and many others.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Anthologie
Translations into English
Traductions anglaises
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Our Caribbean.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)652168561
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Glave
ISBN: 9780822342083 0822342081 9780822342267 082234226X
OCLC Number: 183161697
Awards: Lambda Literary Awards, 2009: LGBT Anthologies.
Description: viii, 405 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : desire through the Archipelago / Thomas Glave --
Lulú or the metamorphosis / José Alcántara Almánzar --
Property values / Aldo Alvarez --
Eroticism / Reinaldo Arenas --
Three poems : Saturday night in San Juan with the right sailors ; Almost a revolution for two in bed ; Tropical fever / Rane Arroyo --
Three poems : Transactions ; San Francisco-New Orleans ; The image saves / Jesús J. Barquet --
Somebody has to cry / Marilyn Bobes --
Elizete, beckoned / Dionne Brand --
"Bullers" and "battymen" : contesting homophobia in black popular culture and contemporary Caribbean literature / Timothy S. Chin --
Ecce homo / Michelle Cliff --
History, (Re)memory, testimony, and biomythography : charting a Buller man's Trinidadian past / Wesley E.A. Crichlow --
Other islanders on Lesbos : a retrospective look at the history of lesbians in Cuba / Mabel Cuesta --
Autonomy in lesbian-feminist politics / Ochy Curiel --
Three poems : Young faggot ; The magical real ; Surrender / Faizal Deen --
The portrait / Pedro de Jesús --
Tante Merle / R. Erica Doyle --
Whose Caribbean? : an allegory, in part / Thomas Glave --
More notes on the invisibility of Caribbean lesbians / Rosamond S. King --
Independence Day letter / Helen Klonaris --
De un pájaro las dos alas : travel notes of a queer Puerto Rican in Havana / Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes --
Of generators and survival : Hugo letter ; From Zami : a new spelling of my name / Audre Lorde --
Out on Main Street / Shani Mootoo --
Time and tide / Anton Nimblett --
We came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this? / Achy Objeas --
The hunter / Leonardo Padura Fuentes --
The face / Virgilio Piñera --
Dale and Ian / Patricia Powell --
Genesis / Kevin Everod Quashie --
Bayamón, Brooklyn / Juanita Ramos --
The mechanic / Colin Robinson --
Haiti : a memory journey / Assotto Saint --
Johnnie, London, 1960 / Andrew Salkey --
I want to follow my friend / Lawrence Scott --
Man royals and sodomites : some thoughts on the invisibility of Afro-Caribbean lesbians / Makeda Silvera --
Jerome / H. Nigel Thomas --
Fragments of Toronto's black queer community : from a life still being lived / Rinaldo Walcott --
Mati-ism and black lesbianism : two idealtypical expressions of female homosexuality in black communities of the diaspora / Gloria Wekker --
On homophobia and gay rights activism in Jamaica / Lawson Williams.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Thomas Glave.
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