An excerpt of my forthcoming novel Fishing for Naija was published in this great Feminist studies issue.
“This issue’s “Africa Reconfigured” cluster presents new scholarly and artistic approaches to decolonization emerging from African Studies. Xavier Livermon argues that new definitions of “tradition”—not just legal rights—have led Black South Africans to “queer” marriage practices. Cheryl Toman offers an account of writer, playwright, and performer Werewere Liking’s distinctive questioning of colonialism through performance art and social activism in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.
Busi Makoni examines how young women creatively relate to the prevailing lexicon of body parts in southern African languages. Our featured artist is Peju Alatise, whose materials and ideas deeply question European and US aesthetics, as Moyo Okediji explains.
Creative writers published in this issue, Olumide Popoola and Gabeba Baderoon, examine the workings of gender orders and memory in African contexts.”