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Erotic Islands : Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean

Gill, Lyndon K.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Duke University Press
Published: June 7, 2018
ISBN: 9780822368700
312 pages, 36 illustrations, incl. 16 in color
Country of publication: United States

£20.99

In Erotic Islands, Lyndon K. Gill maps a long queer presence at a crossroads of the Caribbean. This transdisciplinary book foregrounds the queer histories of Carnival, calypso, and HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

At its heart is an extension of Audre Lorde’s use of the erotic as theory and methodology. Gill turns to lesbian/gay artistry and activism to insist on eros as an intertwined political-sensual-spiritual lens through which to see self and society more clearly. This analysis juxtaposes revered musician Calypso Rose, renowned mas man Peter Minshall, and resilient HIV/AIDS organization Friends For Life.

Erotic Islands traverses black studies, queer studies, and anthropology toward an emergent black queer diaspora studies.

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