February Issue of SX Salon, Maja Horn interviews faculty and performing artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez

The February issue of sx salon is now available online. Our special section in this issue features articles inspired by the “Gender and the Caribbean Body” reading group and public event held in New York City in Spring 2014, including engaging interviews with writer Kettly Mars, visual and performing artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez, and photographer Gerard H. Gaskin.. The “Gender and the Caribbean Body” special section opens with discussion articles on gender and sexuality from three of the reading group members: Christopher Ian Foster reads literary instances of the queered immigrant body, Sophie Ellman-Golan explores the invisibility of male sex workers in Haiti, and Grace Aneiza Ali contemplates the gender-blending photographs of Keisha Scarville. Together these six pieces capture some of the breadth and complexities of the works produced by the “Gender and the Caribbean Body” reading group.
This issue also features reviews of Nalo Hopkinson’s Sister Mine by fellow fantasy writer Tananarive Due and Bernardine Evaristo’s audacious Mr. Loverman by Kela Nnarka Francis. We also carry reviews of monographs by Antonio López and Christina Kullberg. Rounding out this first issue of 2015 are prose fiction pieces by AJ Sidransky and Cynthia James, alongside poetry from Jason Allen and Sophie Maríñez.

sx salon 18 (February 2015)

Introduction and Table of Contents—Kelly Baker Josephs

Sister Mine, by Nalo Hopkinson—Tananarive Due
Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America, by Antonio López—Daniel Arbino 
Mr. Loverman, by Bernardine Evaristo— Kela Nnarka Francis
The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives: Exploring the Self and the Environment, by Christina Kullberg—Rachel L. Mordecai 

Discussion: Gender and the Caribbean Body
Beautiful Ambiguities: The Photography of Keisha Scarville—Grace Aneiza Ali
Constructions of the Caribbean: The Invisibility of MSM Sex Workers in Haiti—Sophie Ellman-Golan
Toward a Caribbean Migritude?: Immigration, Sexuality, and the Gendered Caribbean Body—Christopher Ian Foster
“My Caribeñidad”: A Conversation with Nicolás Dumit Estévez—Maja Horn
“A Safe Place”: A Conversation with Kettly Mars—Alessandra Benedicty
Capturing Beauty with a Caribbean Lens: A Conversation with Gerard Gaskin—Kelly Baker Josephs

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