: Green-Simms (L.)

R 535.00
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250pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2022


Lindsey B. Green-Simms on films produced by and about queer Africans in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

Includes the chapter, "Cutting Masculinities, post-apartheid South African cinema".

“Conceptually rich and deeply pedagogical, Queer African Cinemas models how to think about African queer worldmaking. Lindsey B. Green-Simms wrenches resistance away from heteronormative duty and national obligation to track its wayward possibilities. Resistance is no longer an exhausted term that excludes African queers, but one that centers African queer practices and freedoms. Green-Simms listens for how African queer audiences navigate representation and find succor even in hostile places. A joy to read." Keguro Macharia, author of Frottage: Frictions of intimacy across the Black diaspora

“Lindsey B. Green-Simms’s compelling insights prod us to think about resistance as multilayered, incomplete, and even messy in ways that reveal how the vulnerabilities of queer life exist alongside multiple modes of survival, care, and aspirational imaginaries. Queer African Cinemas is engaging, generative, and remarkably persuasive.” Grace A. Musila, author of A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward murder

Lindsey B. Green-Simms is Associate Professor of Literature at American University and author of Postcolonial Automobility: Car culture in West Africa