By Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Abdur-Rahman brings black feminist, psychoanalytic, severe race, and poststructuralist theories to undergo on literary genres from slave narratives to technological know-how fiction. reading works by way of African American writers, together with Frederick Douglass, Pauline Hopkins, Harriet Jacobs, James Baldwin, and Octavia Butler, she exhibits 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 primary to the advance of African American kinds 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