Guilt, Shame, and the Generative Queer in Taiye Selasi's _Ghana Must Go._

Anna-Lena Oldehus

Abstract


This paper focuses on Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go (2013) and shows how Selasi, by challenging conventional modes of storytelling, creates narrative spaces for characters that queer traditional formations of subjectivity, most prominently by emancipating them from the repressive forms of affect of guilt and shame. 


Keywords


Taiye Selasi; Queer; Affect; Gender; Transnational Literature

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5283/copas.301

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