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Jesusdevil: The Parables

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A brilliantly crafted voyage of queer, black possibility.

Evocative and experimental, JesusDevil is a nonlinear tale of black life and spiritual expression. Writing in a style she calls "afiction," Alexis De Veaux expands and moves beyond traditional narrative, following the adventures of Fhill, a black, queer spirit who has taken human form. Neither male nor female, Fhill moves fluidly and disruptively across concepts of identity, passing through the nine "parables" that comprise this text. Examining aspects of what it means to be black and human--from a nonhuman perspective--Fhill's liminal nature redefines social and literary categories, exploring social constructions of blackness as well as themes of desire, memory, sex, revenge, and more. A daring new work and crowning achievement from a veteran storyteller. Cover art by Sokari Ekine, photographer and visual artist.


ISBN-13: 9781849355063

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: AK Press

Publication Date: 06-13-2023

Pages: 140

Product Dimensions: 5.90h x 7.80w x 0.50d

Series: Emergent Strategy

Alexis De Veaux is a black queer feminist independent scholar whose internationally known work is published in six languages. She has been publishing fiction, poetry, plays, memoirs, and children's literature since 1973, and her work is anthologized in numerous collections. De Veaux is the author of Yabo and Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde; and was tenured faculty at the University at Buffalo, Department of Women's Studies, for more than twenty years, mentoring a new generation of interdisciplinary scholars of black, feminist, and queer studies.