Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering Of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance

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Godless Circumcisions is a witty and forceful study of race, sex and politics in contemporary culture. Personal and poetic, these essays, poems and biographical trysts disrobe issues central to the black, queer and working class existences. Wilson speaks fluently—fluctuating between academic authority, queer griot and matter-of-fact honesty—to issues of racial-sexual terror; masculine anxiety; how Black men learn the erotic, sex and vulnerability; the stereotypes of Black and BlaQueer people in the United States. Paying special attention to the costs of assimilation—or cultural circumcisions—Wilson invites the reader on his personal and political journey to a practice of critical love ethics.


Tabias Olajuawon Wilson is a 26 year old writer, poet, motivational speaker and scholar-activist. Recognized in 2012 as one of the "Top 100 Emerging LGBTQ Leaders" by the White House Office of Public Engagement, his work focuses on the intersections and compounded effects of race, law, sexuality and gender in the United States. A zealous advocate for reproductive and sexual rights, he also speaks regularly about HIV criminalization, vulnerability, critical love ethics and access to power within and across racial formations. His blog, BlaQueerFlow: The Griots' Pen (www.blaqueerflow.com), features writers, artists and poets across the Queer, Latinx and African Diaspora as they delve into a communal process of knowledge production through storytelling, poetry and ongoing racial-sexual commentary.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Tabias Olajuawon Wilson; 1 edition (January 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1519539967
  • ISBN-13: 978-1519539960
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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