Join the Women and Gender Studies Institute and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto for the launch of Nikoli Attai’s book “Defiant Bodies: Making Queer Community in the Anglophone Caribbean.”
With Remarks by: Cornel Grey | Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Western Ontario; and Fatimah Jackson-Best | Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.
September 14th, 2023, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks St.)
About The Book
Defiant Bodies: Making Queer Community in the Anglophone Caribbean problematizes the neocolonial and homoimperial nature of queer human rights activism in in four Anglophone Caribbean nations — Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago — and thinks critically about the limits of human rights as a tool for seeking queer liberation. It also offers critical insight into the ways that queer people negotiate, resist, and disrupt homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination by mobilizing “on the ground” and creating transgressive communities within the region.
About The Author