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Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Tavia Nyong'o


In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, the cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong’o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the wake of post-blackness. Moving fluidly between the insurgent art of the 1960s and the intersectional activism of the present day, Afro-Fabulations challenges genealogies of blackness that ignore its creative capacity to exceed conditions of traumatic loss, social death, and archival erasure. Tracking how the bodies that were speculated in as commodities became speculative bodies, he develops an account of black fabulation th ... More

Keywords: black art, black performance, cultural theory, post-humanism, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479856275
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tavia Nyong'o, author
Yale University