Darius Bost - Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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For D.C.’s gay African-American community, the 1980s and ‘90s were a time of acute social crisis: it was hit hard by AIDS, the crack epidemic, and a string of unsolved murders, while at the same time being neglected and/or disparaged by the mainstream white culture. As Bost shows in his revelatory excavation of the art and activism of late 20th-century gay Black men in the District and New York City, this difficult time also fostered a spirit of unity and a remarkable body of literary work. Examining Melvin Dixon’s unpublished diary, Essex Hemphill’s poetry, the biography of Joseph Beam, and the performance/activism of the Other Collective, Bost, assistant professor of ethnic studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah, opens an important and little-known queer black archive and uncovers a key resource for disability studies.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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$27.50
ISBN: 9780226589824
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Published: University of Chicago Press - December 21st, 2018

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