A Body Made Home: They Black Trans Love (Paperback)

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A Body Made Home: They Black Trans Love (Paperback)


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A lyrical memoir that incorporates gender, race, and trans theory in order to excavate a mythography of home, love, and life in transition.

"Home for the Black American has always required ingenuity and radical imagination. Home is commonly understood as a place of bodily safety, a place where one can find themselves a resting place, but for me and for many Black queer folk, our bodies most often preclude any home-making with those kinds of securities." It is this reality that spurred K. Marshall Green's investigation into love among bodies that have been discounted by the mainstream as emotionally deficient and defective.

In his powerful debut memoir, Green recounts the story of "Baby Girl" and of "Black Boi," the Black trans man she will later become. Invigorating this hybrid theoretical memoir with letter writing and biomythography--continuing in the literary tradition of Audre Lorde--Green explores the place of transition and reckons with the possibility of home as a Black queer person in America, unearthing deep transformation and freedom dreaming possibilities.

K. Marshall Green is a writer, organizer, and educator. Green received his PhD from the University of Southern California and is assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of Delaware. An interdisciplinary scholar, he employs Black feminist theory, performance studies, and trans studies to investigate forms of self-representation and communal methods of political mobilization by Black queer folk. A founding member of Black Youth Project 100, Green has published and edited work in GLQ: Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, South Atlantic Quarterly, Black Camera, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. A Body Made Home is his first book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781558613225
ISBN-10: 1558613226
Publisher: Feminist Press
Publication Date: May 20th, 2025
Pages: 208
Language: English