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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 67–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
... queer femininity unsettles a diasporic logic of racial exceptionalism. This logic aids and abets a (black) native/(South Asian) migrant divide in colonial and postcolonial Kenya. Patel’s femme migritude, as I call it, draws on nonequivalent histories of black and Asian racialized dispossession...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 54–66.
Published: 01 May 2020
... from multiple points of entry, spanning much of the globe and the literary geographies of narrating displacement. Vanita Reddy s Femme Migritude: Shailja Patel s Afro-Asian Poetics expands the parameters of migritude by unsettling the binaries of nation and dias- pora, Africa and Asia, black...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 142–156.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of migritude,” as Lila Azam Zanganeh notably called her. Moving from the rich exegeses of the liminal, haunted, frequently abjected, migritude conditions of her fictional—and often autobiographical—heroines, Diome has now arrived inside the Hexagon, where her words harmonize with a sizable chorus of interior...