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Our Caribbean A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles

ISBN-10: 082234226X
ISBN-13: 9780822342267
Edition: 2008
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Description: This anthology of queer writing from the Caribbean features work from José Alcántara Almánzar, Aldo Alvarez, Wesley E.A. Crichlow, Pedro de Jesús, Audre Lorde, Shani Mootoo, Anton Nimblett, Colin Robinson, Kevin Everod Quashie, Assotto Saint, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This anthology of queer writing from the Caribbean features work from José Alcántara Almánzar, Aldo Alvarez, Wesley E.A. Crichlow, Pedro de Jesús, Audre Lorde, Shani Mootoo, Anton Nimblett, Colin Robinson, Kevin Everod Quashie, Assotto Saint, and many others.

The novel The Ill-fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando recreates in a poetic style, in which time, space, and character move on multiple planes of fantasy and reality, the life of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, a Mexican priest famous for his hatred of the Spaniards. Mier denied even that the Spaniards had brought Christianity to the New World. Arenas begins with a letter to the friar: "Ever since I discovered you in an execrable history of Spanish literature, described as the friar who had traveled over the whole of Europe on foot having improbable adventures; I have tried to find out more about you." In a meditation on the nature of fiction, Arenas discovers that he and Servando are the same person, and author and character become one.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Desire through the Archipelago
Lul� or the Metamorphosis (1995)
Property Values (2001)
Eroticism (1992)
Three Poems: Saturday Night in San Juan with the Right Sailors (2004), Almost a Revolution for Two in Bed (2004), Tropical Fever (2003)
Three Poems: Transactions (2001), San Francisco - New Orleans (2001), The Image Saves (1994)
Somebody Has to Cry (1998)
Elizere, Beckoned (1996)
"Bullers" and "Battymen": Contesting Homophobia in Black Popular Culture and Contemporary Caribbean Literature (1997)
Ecce Homo (2002)
History, (Re)Memory, Testimony, and Biomythography: Charting a Buller Man's Trinidadian Past (2004)
Other Islanders on Lesbos: A Retrospective Look at the History of Lesbians in Cuba (2004)
Autonomy in Lesbian-Feminist Politics (2004)
Three Poems: Young Faggot (2003), The Magical Real (2003), Surrender (2003)
The Portrait (1998)
Tante Merle (1999)
Whose Caribbean? An Allegory in Part (2005)
More Notes on the Invisibility of Caribbean Lesbians (2005)
Independence Day Letter (2004)
De un p�jaro las dos alas: Travel Notes of a Queer Puerto Rican in Havana (2002)
Of Generators and Survival: Hugo Letter (1990), From Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982)
Out on Main Street (1993)
Time and Tide (2002)
We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? (1994)
The Hunter (1999)
The Face (1956)
Dale and Ian (1994)
Genesis (2003)
Bayam�n, Brooklyn y yo (1987)
The Mechanic (1998)
Haiti: A Memory Journey (1996)
Johnnie, London, 1960 (1960)
I Want to Follow My Friend (1994)
Man Royals and Sodomites: Some Thoughts on the Invisibility of Afro-Caribbean Lesbians
Jerome (1993)
Fragments of Toronto's Black Queer Community: From a Life Still Being Lived (2005)
Mati-ism and Black Lesbianism: Two Idealtypical Expressions of Female Homosexuality in Black Communities of the Diaspora (1996)
On Homophobia and Gay Rights Activism in Jamaica (2000)
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