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Afrekete, Queer, Black, God, mother, love



Searching for Afrekete is a hybrid collection of poems, epistles, a short story, and an essay conveying a search for a queer God. This god is reflected from Audre Lorde’s seminal work

ZAMI. Each genre represents a quest to find, lay bare feelings, and be in conversation with the god, trickster, and mother Afrekete who encapsulates these personas according to some seminal scholars in dialogue with ZAMI. This collection is a lament and affirmation of black, queer life and spirituality.

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