Gibson Ncube, 2019–2020 | National Humanities Center

Gibson Ncube (NHC Fellow, 2019–20)

Project Title

Bodies and/as Texts: Queer Representations in African Screens

University of Zimbabwe

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2019–20

Gibson Ncube 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).