By Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Abdur-Rahman brings black feminist, psychoanalytic, severe race, and poststructuralist theories to undergo on literary genres from slave narratives to technology fiction. reading works by way of African American writers, together with Frederick Douglass, Pauline Hopkins, Harriet Jacobs, James Baldwin, and Octavia Butler, she indicates how literary representations of transgressive sexuality expressed the longings of African americans for person and collective freedom. Abdur-Rahman contends that these representations have been basic to the improvement of African American types of literary expression and modes of political intervention and cultural self-fashioning.
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Against the Closet: identity, political longing, and black figuration by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman