Ezili's Mirrors

Editore: Duke University Press Data di rilascio: 2018-01-19
Punti Necessari: 10700


Descrizione

From the dagger mistress EziliJe Wouj and the gender-bending mermaid Lasiren to the beautiful femme queen Ezili Freda, the Ezili pantheon of Vodoun spirits represents the divine forces of love, sexuality, prosperity, pleasure, maternity, creativity, and fertility. And just as Ezili appears in different guises and characters, so too does Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley in her voice- and genre-shifting, exploratory book Ezili's Mirrors. Drawing on her background as a literary critic as well as her quest to learn the lessons of her spiritual ancestors, Tinsley theorizes black Atlantic sexuality by tracing how contemporary queer Caribbean and African American writers and performers evoke Ezili. Tinsley shows how Ezili is manifest in the work and personal lives of singers Whitney Houston and Azealia Banks, novelists Nalo Hopkinson and Ana Lara, performers MilDred Gerestant and Sharon Bridgforth, and filmmakers Anne Lescot and Laurence Magloire—none of whom identify as Vodou practitioners. In so doing, Tinsley offers a model of queer black feminist theory that creates new possibilities for decolonizing queer studies.

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Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Religion & beliefs

Raccolta: Duke University Press Books

Genere: Adobe PDF

Pagine 264

ISBN: 9780822372080

Informazioni Aggiuntive

Genere: Religion & beliefs

Raccolta: Duke University Press Books

Genere: Adobe PDF

Pagine 264

ISBN: 9780822372080

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