Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books.
This is a recording of the launch of the special issue on the possibilities and intimacies of queer African screen cultures which came out in the Journal of African Cultural Studies. It was an opportunity to engage with the scholarship of the authors present and to think collectively with them about what it means to study queer African film and video at this particular moment.
The special issue corresponding to the launch in the Journal of African Cultural Studies is now open access, all its contents can be viewed here https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjac20/33/1?nav=tocList
With the following authors:
Lindsey Green-Simms Teaches African and post-colonial film and literature at American University, Washington, DC.
AB Brown is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Performance at Colby College.
Grant Andrews is a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Education.
Lyn Johnstone is a Leverhulme EC Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University in London, working on a project that explores the everyday realities and experiences of queer people in African states that have decriminalised homosexuality.
Kwame Edwin Otu is currently an Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia.
Gibson Ncube teaches at the University of Zimbabwe and his research interests are in queer African cultural productions.
Lwando Scott is a Next Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. Lwando’s work focuses on “queering the postcolony”, exploring the intersection of gender, sexuality, and African culture.