Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

Queering the Past Through Vernaculars of Futurity

I encountered Vodou as a queer Nigerian living and working in Haiti  between 2010 and 2016, in the midst of rampant evangelicalism and associated homophobia and anti-Vodoun violence.   In Vodoun I  discovered a black queer  space of beauty;  both historical and contemporary resistance;  the Black Atlantic, those Diasporic crossings that speak to the “Persistence of […]

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

SOKARI EKINE’S “SPIRIT DESIRE” Presentation by Alexis De Veaux (“Black Portraitures III,” Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov 17-19, 2016) The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document […]

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