Sovereign Erotics

A Collection of Two-spirit Literature

Author: Qwo-Li Driskill
Secondary Author: Daniel Heath Justice
ISBN: 9780816502424

Two-Spirit people, identified by many different tribally specific names and standings within their communities, have been living, loving, and creating art since time immemorial. It wasn’t until the 1970s, however, that contemporary queer Native literature gained any public notice. Even now, only a handful of books address it specifically, most notably the 1988 collection Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology. Since that book’s publication twenty-three years ago, there has not been another collection published that focuses explicitly on the writing and art of Indigenous Two-Spirit and Queer people. This landmark collection strives to reflect the complexity of identities within Native Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two-Spirit (GLBTQ2) communities. Gathering together the work of established writers and talented new voices, this anthology spans genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and essay) and themes (memory, history, sexuality, indigeneity, friendship,

Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publish Date: 2011

Subjects: Literary Collections / Native American, Literary Criticism / Native American, Literary Criticism / LGBT

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