Bodies and/as Texts: Queer Representations in African Screens
University of ZimbabweReturn to All Fellows
Fellowship Work Summary
Gibson Ncube (STIAS Iso Lomso Fellow, spring semester) drafted three chapters of his book Screened Queer Bodies in African Films. He also completed the following articles: “Eternal mothers, whores or witches: the oddities of being a woman in politics in Zimbabwe” for Agenda (Vol. 34, no. 4, 2020); “Films as/and popular social texts: The reception of Trengove’s Inxeba/The Wound and Kahui’s Rafiki” for English in Africa (forthcoming, 2020); and “Skin and Silence in Selected Maghrebian Films” for Journal of African Cultural Studies (Vol. 33, no. 1, 2020). He also completed a book chapter entitled “Queer(ing) onomastics: Names and the construction of non-normative genders and sexualities in selected short stories in Queer Africa: New and Collected Stories” which will appear in the book Names Fashioned by Gender: Stitched Perceptions, edited by Thenjiwe Meyiwa and Madoda Cekiso (forthcoming, UNISA Press, 2020). Ncube is associate professor of French at the University of Zimbabwe.