Queer African Reader/Libro Africanx de lectura jotx


I’m so excited to read this book!  ¡Estoy muy entusiasmadx en leer este libro!

I have begun to read the introduction, and although I don’t use the word “queer”, largely since I see that it refers almost exclusively to politicized white non-heterosexual people in the U.S., I appreciate the definition that the editors, Sokari Ekine and Hakima Abbas provide in the introduction (p. 4) – “We use the term ‘queer’ here and in the title to denote a political frame rather than a gender identity or sexual behavior.  We use queer to underscore a perspective that embraces gender and sexual plurality and seeks to transform, overhaul and revolutionize African order rather than seek to assimilate into the oppressive hetero-patriarchal-capitalist frameworks.  Queer is our dissident stance, but we use it knowing the limitations of the terminology in relation to our African neocolonial realities.”  Ya comence a leer la introducción, y aunque no uso la palabra “queer”, más porque la veo usada casi exclusivamente para referirse a gente blanca no heterosexual en los EEUU, aprecio como la definen en la introducción lxs editorxs Sokari Ekine y Hakima Abbas – “Usamos el concepto ‘queer’ aca y en el titulo del libro para significar un marco político en lugar de una identidad de genero o de comportamiento sexual.  Usamos queer para subrayar una perspectiva cual abarca la pluralidad de genero y sexualidad y cual busca transformar, revisar, y hacer revolucionaria la orden Africana en vez de buscar asimilarse a los marcos heteros-patriarcales-capitalistas.  Ser jotx es nuestra posición de disidentes, pero lo usamos reconociendo los limites de esta terminología en el contexto de nuestras realidades Africanas neocoloniales.”

And Awino Okech in “‘In sisterhood and solidarity’: queering African feminist spaces” defines (p. 27) “Heteronormative is used here to refer to institutions, structures of understanding and practical orientations that make heterosexuality seem not only coherent, i.e. organized as sexuality, but also privileged.”

Y Awino Okech “‘En la hermanidad de mujeres y solidaridad’:  Jotiando espacios feministas africanos” define “Heteronormal se usa aca al referirse a las instituciones, las estructuras de entendimiento y las orientaciones practicas cuales hacen que la heterosexualidad parezca coherente, o sea organizada como sexualidad, y además privilegiada.”

Clear and crisp, I can’t wait to learn about queer African analyses and experiences! ¡Claro y escueto, estoy anciosx en aprender de las analises y experiencias jotxs Africanas!


Thanks so much for checking out my blog & taking the time to comment on it. I will respond to your comment as soon as possible! Muchas gracias por darle un vistazo a mi blog y por comentar sobre el. Le responderé a su comentario tan pronto posible!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


seeking new understandings of investment in the midst of debt crisis


A Radical Geography Community

Global Justice Ecology Project

Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction, and economic domination.

Superheroes In Full Color

Not just another WordPress.com weblog


Indigenous Issues and Resistance

edwin mayorga

via opencuny

Butter Beans Blog

seasonal school meals, fun cooking classes + food & garden summer camp

ashley dawson

Archive of blogs and other publications

El Despertar de los Pueblos

Latino America Avanza

Baking with Catitude

Confessions of a Baking Addict


Got writer's block? Call Waples!

Grassroots Thinking

Messages from Kamau to the Movement

Sacred Vibes

Home of Sacred Vibes blog

T H E . B R O T H E R . M A N

He frees himself... to recognize, claim, and shape his humanity. ...He empowers himself, to share his love.

The Kitchen Table

growing good community


Towards a new transportation geography

Lucas D'Allez

Meager Creative Profusion


Not just another WordPress.com weblog


Not just another WordPress.com weblog

%d bloggers like this: