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The Resource Out in Africa : same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures, Chantal Zabus

Out in Africa : same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures, Chantal Zabus

Label
Out in Africa : same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures
Title
Out in Africa
Title remainder
same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures
Statement of responsibility
Chantal Zabus
Title variation
Same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Homosexuality was and still is thought to be quintessentially 'un-African'. Yet in this book Chantal Zabus examines the anthropological, cultural and literary representations of male and female same-sex desire in a pan-African context from the nineteenth century to the present. Reaching back to early colonial contacts between Europe and Africa, and covering a broad geographical spectrum, along a north-south axis from Mali to South Africa and an east-west axis from Senegal to Kenya, here is a comparative approach encompassing two colonial languages (English and French) and some African languages. Out in Africa charts developments in Sub-Saharan African texts and contexts through the work of 7 colonial writers and some 25 postcolonial writers. These texts grow in complexity from roughly the 1860s, through the 1990s with the advent of queer theory, up to 2010. The author identifies those texts that present, in a subterraneous way at first and then with increased confidence, homosexuality-as-an-identity rather than an occasional or ritualized practice, as was the case in the early ethnographic imagination. The work sketches out an evolutionary pattern in representing male and female same-sex desire in the novel and other texts, as well as in the cultural and political contexts that oppose such desires."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zabus, Chantal J
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African literature
  • African literature
  • African literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Homosexuality
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African literature
  • Africa
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • Homosexuality
Label
Out in Africa : same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures, Chantal Zabus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292), filmography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anthropological wormholes -- The text that dare not speak its name -- The school for scandal -- The stuff of desire -- Apartheid, queerness & diaspora -- Male & female mythologies
Control code
ocn865845807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782041979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt39mjzh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865845807
Label
Out in Africa : same-sex desire in Sub-Saharan literatures & cultures, Chantal Zabus
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292), filmography and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anthropological wormholes -- The text that dare not speak its name -- The school for scandal -- The stuff of desire -- Apartheid, queerness & diaspora -- Male & female mythologies
Control code
ocn865845807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782041979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt39mjzh
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865845807

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