It is my honor to inform you that our peer-reviewed, ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness (Africa Knowledge Project) has published “Millennials Explore the Interstices of Race, Relationships, and Sexuality” as Issue 14. The issue is guest-edited by Professor Nkiru Nzegwu of Binghamton University, who coined the term, Osunality and the O power to describe African sensuality-sexuality. Under her guidance, Osunality became the framework for much of the work produced here.
This is one issue you must read this year. Why? It features some of the most creative and dynamic writing by emerging writers. In this issue, we meet strong and engaging characters. Davina’s story introduces us to a bold and sassy black woman who embraces her sexuality. Kiaribel’s story fantastically juxtaposes photographs and narratives to create a compelling story. Comfort’s play focuses on Brooklyn’s August Ministries of God and the patriarchy-promoting ways of Pastor John. Gabrielle’s story explores the interracial relationship between a Sudanese woman and an American man. Rahilou’s play explores woman-woman-marriage and offers an enigmatic solution by tapping into African traditions for solutions to failing conventional marriages. Cassandra’s play celebrates African women’s agency and dynamism. Alexis captured the dialogue perfectly as well as the flavor of the speech. Keith’s play explores racial discrimination in Bostwana. Cristina’s play focuses on a couple failing marriage. Finally, the issue ends with Ayeesha’s essay on views of interracial and intraracial relationships.
This issue will make an excellent classroom resource if you teach about race, sexuality, black female sexuality, family, agency, interracial and intraracial relationships, marriage, identity, woman-woman-marriage, love, and power.
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Issue 14: Millennials Explore the Interstices of Race, Relationships, and Sexuality
Stop Politicking My Black Sexuality
Patriarchy and Women’s Sexual Forces
The Devil’s Dress
Comfort Comfort Dzimadzor
Adventures in Interracial Relationships
Woman to Woman: Caring About Ourselves
Be Careful What You Wish For
A Child of the Millennium
Elizabeth Jasmine Alexis
Ubuntu, The Path of Kindness
Keith D. Mermelstein
We Can Make This Work: A One-Act Play