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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 529–560.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the coarticulation of discretion and theatricality in Binyavanga Wainaina’s 2011 play Shine Your Eye , which features a queer Ogoni hacker in Lagos. The play borrows from Afrofuturism to articulate a queer African identity that is both enigmatic and spectacular. I then shift focus to Wainaina’s viral “coming out...
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GLQ (2007) 13 (2-3): 353–367.
Published: 01 June 2007
... STUDIES antireproductive futurism, but in Edelman’s theory it is done by the active dis- avowal of a crisis in afrofuturism.26 Theories of queer temporality that fail to factor in the relational relevance of race or class merely reproduce a crypto-universal white gay...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (3): 488–491.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Porcelain (2015), and Nation Estate (2012). Along the way, Kapadia makes compelling connections among Afrofuturism, Arabfuturism, and even Astrofuturism. In contradistinction to the objectivity of documentary film, Nation Estate (2012) is a CGI-short film and digital photo series depicting a near...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 347–359.
Published: 01 June 2012
...: New York University Press, 2005), 2. 10. “As an international aesthetic movement concerned with the relations of science, tech- nology, and race, Afrofuturism appropriates the narrative techniques of science fiction to put a black face on the future...
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GLQ (2007) 13 (2-3): 159–176.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of a crisis in afrofuturism,” that is, in the cultural inability to imagine people of color, queer and otherwise, having or contributing to a collective fate. But to say that this debate is where queer theory is now would be to privi- lege a particular trajectory and even the making of linear...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 227–247.
Published: 01 April 2022
...: A Publication of Critical Resistance , no. 32 : 1 , 7 . Zamalin Alex . 2019 . Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism . New York : Columbia University Press . Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 critical utopianism Black radical...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (4): 589–616.
Published: 01 October 2022
... and sapatões pretas work in solidarity to decolonize affect. 8 If monstrosity is one of the primary theoretical frameworks used by artivists to theorize Black subjectivity within the Brazilian (and Western) psyche (Afrofuturism being the other), then solidão is its structure of feeling. I consider solidão...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 209–248.
Published: 01 June 2015
... QUEER InHUMANISMS 225 too clearly the effects of these cleavages to those denied the spoils of full per- sonhood. Meanwhile films and novels grouped under the rubric of Afrofuturism consider questions of blackness, space, and time (and repeatedly, science) — while also rebuking the primacy...