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ISBN-10: 1479856274

ISBN-13: 9781479856275

ISBN-10: 1479888443

ISBN-13: 9781479888443

Argues for a perception of black cultural lifestyles that exceeds post-blackness and stipulations of loss 

In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong’o surveys the stipulations of up to date black inventive creation within the period of  post-blackness. relocating fluidly among the rebel paintings of the 1960’s and the intersectional activism of the current day, Afro-Fabulations demanding situations genealogies of blackness that forget about its artistic capability to exceed stipulations of aggravating loss, social loss of life, and archival erasure.

If black survival in an anti-black global usually appears like a race opposed to time, Afro-Fabulations appears to be like to the modes of reminiscence and mind's eye in which a queer and black polytemporality is invented and sustained. relocating previous the antirelational debates in queer concept, Nyong’o posits queerness as “angular sociality,” drawing upon queer of colour critique with a view to identify the gate and rhythm of black social existence because it strikes out and in of step with itself. he's taking up a extensive diversity of web sites of research, from speculative fiction to functionality paintings, from synthetic intelligence to Blaxploitation cinema. studying the archive of violence and trauma opposed to the grain, Afro-Fabulations summons the poetic powers of queer world-making that experience continuously been immanent to the struggle and play of black life. 

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