Afro-Fabulations

Afro-Fabulations [BOOKS] ⚦ Afro-Fabulations ✫ Tavia Nyong’o – Heartforum.co.uk Argues for a conception of black cultural life that exceeds post blackness and conditions of loss In Afro Fabulations The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong o surveys Argues for a conception of black cultural life that exceeds post blackness and conditions of loss 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 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 erasureIf 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.

Tavia Nyong o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater Studies at Yale University and the author of The Amalgamation Waltz.

Afro-Fabulations  MOBI Ä Hardcover
    Afro-Fabulations MOBI Ä Hardcover 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 280 pages
  • Afro-Fabulations
  • Tavia Nyong’o
  • 05 February 2017
  • 9781479856275

10 thoughts on “Afro-Fabulations

  1. Justin says:

    The book absolutely does not do what it ser out to doand it knows that it doesn t But it s still mostly good Admittedly the book loses steam as it goes on, and there s plenty not to like about it, but I respect that it at least does some close reading that seems genuine Hard to explain why I m giving it such a high rating.

  2. Jacob Wren says:

    Tavia Nyong o writes Where I break with a certain Marxist faith in dialectical thinking is in any expectation that the deciphering or decryption of reified life will produce a real or truer picture of the world as it is, or as it could be I instead take refuge in the ambiguous realization that the destruction of reified and stereotypical thinking results only in yet fantasy production.

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