King responds to essays by noted scholars Faith Smith and Lisa Outar critiquing her 2014 book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination. In particular, she addresses the choice to examine interracial relationships between Caribbean men of color and foreign white woman rather than between Caribbean people of African and Indian descent. King also addresses recent portrayals of Caribbean trans people and of Caribbean women who desire other women, in particular Shani Mootoo's Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab. Several recent court cases related to Caribbean sexuality and nonbinary gender are addressed. King ends by introducing her current research project, which uses existing and imagined archives to examine Afro-Trinidadian women's protest and performance in the late nineteenth century.
Rosamond S. King; One Sustained Moment: The Constant Re-creation of Caribbean Sexualities. Small Axe 1 March 2017; 21 (1 (52)): 250–259. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-3844010
Download citation file: