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Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora
Duke University Press
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Introduction: The Queer Elsewhere of Black Diaspora
The introductory chapter lays out the main conceptual principles of the book—namely, the structural connection it traces between queerness (as utopian potential) and diasporic aesthetics and subjective relations. The chapter closes with a discussion of the Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber and her cultural project b 1a c k s p a c e which provides a contemporary example of a diasporic territory of soul—a space multiply layered with imagination, history, and utopian ideal.
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