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Afro-fabulations : the queer drama of Black life

Author: Tavia Amolo Ochieng' Nyongó
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019]
Series: Sexual cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong'o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the era of post-blackness. Moving fluidly between the insurgent art of the 1960's and the intersectional activism of the present day, Afro-Fabulations challenges genealogies of blackness that ignore its creative capacity to exceed conditions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tavia Amolo Ochieng' Nyongó
ISBN: 9781479856275 1479856274 9781479888443 1479888443
OCLC Number: 1031956694
Description: ix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a race against time? --
Critical shade : the angular logics of black appearance --
Crushed black : on archival opacity --
Brer soul and the mythic being : toward a queer logic of dark sense --
Deep time, dark time : anarchaeologies of blackness and brownness --
Little monsters : unsettling the sovereign wild --
Fabulous, formless : queer theory's dark precursor --
Habeas ficta : Afro-fabulation and the fictions of ethnicity --
Chore and choice : the depressed cyborg's manifesto --
Conclusion : for a critical poetics of Afro-fabulation.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: Tavia Nyong'o.

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"In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong'o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the era of post-blackness. Moving fluidly between the insurgent art of the 1960's and the intersectional activism of the present day, Afro-Fabulations challenges genealogies of blackness that ignore its creative capacity to exceed conditions of traumatic loss, social death, and archival erasure. If black survival in an anti-black world often feels like a race against time, Afro-Fabulations looks to the modes of memory and imagination through which a queer and black polytemporality is invented and sustained. Moving past the antirelational debates in queer theory, Nyong'o posits queerness as "angular sociality," drawing upon queer of color critique in order to name the gate and rhythm of black social life as it moves in and out of step with itself. He takes up a broad range of sites of analysis, from speculative fiction to performance art, from artificial intelligence to Blaxploitation cinema. Reading the archive of violence and trauma against the grain, Afro-Fabulations summons the poetic powers of queer world-making that have always been immanent to the fight and play of black life." -- Publisher's description

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"To afro-fabulate is to listen to and know the ongoing history of anti-black racism, but also to rebuke it by telling another story. In showing us how artists and performers engage in this act of Read more...

 
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