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Le queer impérial : male homoerotic desire in Francophone colonial and postcolonial literature

Author: Julin Everett
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill-Rodopi, [2018]
Series: Francopolyphonies, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Le Queer Imperial Julin Everett explores the taboo subject of male homoerotic desire between black Africans and white Europeans in francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures. Everett exposes the intersection of power and desire in blanc-noir relationships in colonial and postcolonial black Africa and postimperial Europe. Reading these literatures for their portrayals of race, gender and sexuality, Everett  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Everett, Julin, author.
Le queer imperial
Leiden ; Boston : Brill-Rodopi, 2018
(DLC) 2018024408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julin Everett
ISBN: 9789004365537 9004365532
OCLC Number: 1037893162
Description: viii, 212 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Passages à l'acte : political and textual violence in Francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures --
Colonial sexting : homoerotic voyeurism in La femme et l'homme nu by Pierre Mille and André Demaison, and Makako, singe d'Afrique by Herman Grégoire --
"Entre hommes et sous l'équateur" : colonial masculinity, race and desire in Makako, singe d'Afrique --
Nothing but a thing : the African male as fetishist and fetish in La femme et l'homme nu --
Loving the alien : rape of the African immigré in Ousmane Sembène's Le docker noir and Saidou Bokoum's Chaine --
Is looking merely the opposite of doing? : rape and representation in Le docker noir --
"L'homme de couleur et le blanc" : interracial desire and the fear of the queer in Chaine --
Civil servant whores and neocolonial slum-johns in Sony Labou Tansi's Je, soussigné cardiaque and Williams Sassine's Mémoire d'une peau --
The space between : bisexuality, intersexuality, albinism and the postcolonial state in Mémoire d'une peau --
Must la victime be feminine? postcolonial violence, gender ambiguity and homoerotic desire in Sony Labou Tansi's Je, soussigné cardiaque.
Series Title: Francopolyphonies, 24.
Responsibility: by Julin Everett.

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In Le Queer Imperial Julin Everett explores the taboo subject of male homoerotic desire between black Africans and white Europeans in francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures. Everett exposes the intersection of power and desire in blanc-noir relationships in colonial and postcolonial black Africa and postimperial Europe. Reading these literatures for their portrayals of race, gender and sexuality, Everett begins a conversation about personal and political violence in the face of forbidden desires.

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