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Kenyan, Christian, queer : religion, LGBT activism, and arts of resistance in Africa

Author: A S Van Klinken
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Africana religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the role of religion in LGBT activism in Kenya. Offers case studies of creative forms of queer visibility through which Kenyan LGBT individuals organize and present themselves in the public domain while critically engaging and appropriating Christian beliefs, symbols, and practices"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S Van Klinken
ISBN: 9780271083803 0271083808
OCLC Number: 1090682997
Description: xiv, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: From "African homophobia" to queer arts of resistance --
Kenyan queer critique of Christianity and homophobia --
Interlude 1: Prophetess --
Kenyan claim to queer and Christian love --
Interlude 2: Bodywork --
Kenyan queer stories of sexuality and faith --
Interlude 3: Positive --
Kenyan queer Christian community --
Interlude 4: Ambassador.
Series Title: Africana religions.
Responsibility: Adriaan van Klinken.

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