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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 56–66.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of what he calls “recreational American material culture.” The author argues that Satterwhite’s virtual performances link queerness and utopia: his animated avatars make manifest his desire to occupy a world as multiplicitous and far-reaching as his sense of self. However, the author believes...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 32–39.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Monica L. Miller Taking seriously (and for granted) the playful perversity of blackness, “Black, Queer, Dandy” examines the black dandy archive’s encounter with Oscar Wilde. Looking to his precursor, arch and witty eighteenth-century “dandy in black” Julius Soubise, and his heir, sardonic black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 96–100.
Published: 01 November 2016
... WORTH TOWARD THEORIZING A BLACK/QUEER GAZE IN THE INTERNET “PORNUTOPIA” Jafari Sinclaire Allen n the early 1990s Essex Hemphill, Kobena Mercer, and Isaac Julien incisively problematized high...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 20–25.
Published: 01 May 2004
... about the relationship of the audience and processes of identification I'm talking about the two triangles: family, memory, and desire and Africa, with film. I suppose that also has to do internally and structurally with the race, and queerness. These represent, it seems to me, the raison d'etre...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 62–69.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Monica L. Miller This essay examines musician and style icon Janelle Monáe’s signature suit of clothes—her tuxedo—and argues that the tuxedo and its accompanying styling create productive tensions between restraint and abandon, typicality and queerness, captivity and freedom. For Monáe...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (51): 72–84.
Published: 01 November 2022
... sparked in the 1970s by the Black and Latinx Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) communities in New York. The muses are disenfranchised African American trans women who have faced a long-standing subjugation anchored in America’s history of racial slavery and classed transphobic...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (52): 96–106.
Published: 01 May 2023
... unties the skirt from the back, removing and pinning it to the center of the canvas. Now in his underwear, Johnson slowly leaves the room. His footprints remain in the residue. Leasho Johnson s performance invokes questions on gendered labor, queer desire, and intimacy. His skirt references those worn...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... Illuminating and authoritative, this is the go-to book for scholars, students, and general audiences on Jimenez Underwood. ADRIANA ZAVALA LAURA E. PÉREZ AND ANN MARIE LEIMER / EDITORS Queer African Cinemas LINDSEY B. GREEN-SIMMS Queer African Cinemas LINDSEY B. GREEN-SIMMS a Camera Obscura book Lindsey B...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 44–59.
Published: 01 November 2017
... racial and homoerotic desires Benga’s aesthetic and lived compliance with the through the male nude form in motion. precepts and expectations of modernist primitivism was unique in that the combination of an Afrocentric Queer Primitivism primitivism and a Eurocentric notion of refinement...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 136–137.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the social and ideological contexts for Fani-Kayode s transgressive art. Ever attentive to social context, Bourland introduces the reader to brilliant inter- pretations of how Fani-Kayode s pho- tography blended various queer and aesthetic cultures. Through this blend- ing, the book demonstrates how Fani...
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Nka (2021) 2021 (49): 184–191.
Published: 01 November 2021
... fluidly between sexual fantasies, occasionally using fetishism as a mischie­ vous mediator between unpredictable desires. As such, the filmmaker s queer subjectivity operates in an evolving intergeneric articulation of the eroti­ cism of transgression. In addition to their queer al­ lusions, these scenes...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... an ongoing dialogue that would dandyism has been associated with queer-identifying extend well beyond the super ciality of seeing men but not necessarily traditional tropes of mascu- dandyism as a fad, as opposed to a sartorial maneu- linity. While both the word and the style have their ver by black men...
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Nka (2010) 2010 (26): 30–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... use of three This brazen strategy queers a discourse that oth- screens rather than one. This technological beauty erwise inscribes and validates a highly simplified in the film is compelling in that it is used to draw and formulaic narrative of white, masculinist het- out our...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 152–166.
Published: 01 May 2020
... it as such. However, experiences of pleasure in certain representational politics, for example African studies, may hinge on ideology. David Halperin made a similar argument in the North Atlantic queer studies context: If the sexual body is indeed historical if there is, as I devoutly believe, no orgasm without...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 88–93.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., but of the typical signifiers construct images that tap into Western desire for of blackness that have operated as a form of eth• seductively depoliticized, nonthreatening, candy• nocentric pride. More specifically, post-black like representations of the black male form. Wiley emerges from black-queer...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... twenty years, 19 Okwui Enwezor, “Networks of Practice: Globalization, but grasping the meaning of blackness from a queer feminist Geopolitics, Geopoetics,” in Contemporary African Art since 1980 perspective in connection to representation is a complex endeavor. (Bologna: Damiani, 2009), 25. One...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 88–89.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Plant Drawing, its fuzzy, black heteronormative icon is tic nosiness of viewers who video, in the form of a two-chan• unarticulated boundaries and suddenly queered. Of course, it is might like a peek at the artist's nel...
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Nka (2023) 2023 (53): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of a male model by the Nigerian-British queer photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode to an insulting and uncritical ethnographic display during Tate Modern s opening exhibition in 2000. See Enwezor, The Postcolonial Constellation, 213 22. 24 LGBTQ people face significant political suppression in Putin s...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 90–95.
Published: 01 November 2016
... responded: distinct to the realm of sexual and sexualized labor, and it is available to those whose sexuality has been Like I was a superstar. Like I was Whitney Houston, marked specifically as illicit, including people of Josephine Baker, or Billie Holiday, or one of these color, queer folk...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 160–163.
Published: 01 November 2019
... asks us how can we build new narratives and parallel universes to resist and move forward as citizens in a time when our government rejects the bodies we are offering to this earth: the migrant, the queer, the bodies of color? We push forward and piece ourselves one thread at a time like patchwork, we...