22 Mär 2023
16:15  - 18:00

Münsterplatz 19, Seminar Room

Institute of Social Anthropology

Öffentliche Veranstaltung, Kolloquium / Seminar

“Freeing Our Imaginations”: Knowing Women and Transferring Knowledge

Presentation by Serena Dankwa (University of Basel)

Based on the ethnography Knowing Women, this talk reflects the challenges of re/presenting intimate discourses about friendship and passion among same-sex desiring working-class women in southern Ghana. It departs from Binyavanga Wainaina’s call to African middle-classes that “we must free our imaginations” to the creative energies to be found in queer (sub)cultures on the continent and engages Audre Lorde’s understanding of the erotic as a transcendent source of (self)knowledge especially within otherwise precarious lives. The talk explores the methodological question of how to transfer knowledge generated through research on queer African subjects to broad audiences in (post)colonial Europe, with its ongoing tendency of producing racialized Others.

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