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5 Signs That I'm Struggling with Internalized Racism. Contraint·e·s à l’hétérosexualité. Elle va tellement de soi, qu’il fut un temps où elle n’avait même pas de nom.

Contraint·e·s à l’hétérosexualité

Parce que l’hétérosexualité est considérée comme majoritaire, universelle et naturelle. Parce qu’elle est la norme. La percevoir comme une simple préférence sexuelle individuelle, c’est ne pas voir qu’elle est aussi un système politique, une manière de penser le monde. L’hétérosexualité conditionne notre manière de vivre ensemble en ce qu’elle invisibilise, déligitime et discrédite les non-hétéros. En quoi l’hétérosexualité est-elle un système politique ? Camille Regache reçoit Ilana Eloit, historienne, enseignante à Science Po Paris et autrice d’une thèse sur la politisation du lesbianisme au sein du Mouvement de libération des femmes (MLF) en France dans les années 1970. Nnedi Okorafor, Tomi Adeyemi, Tiah Beautement, Tendai Huchu, Imraan Coovadia Make 28-Strong Shortlists for $3,000 Nommo Awards. L-R: Tomi Adeyemi, Nnedi Okorafor, and Tiah Beautement.

Nnedi Okorafor, Tomi Adeyemi, Tiah Beautement, Tendai Huchu, Imraan Coovadia Make 28-Strong Shortlists for $3,000 Nommo Awards

The shortlists for the 2019 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans have been announced. This comes weeks after the longlists were released. The $3,000 Nommo Awards, founded in 2016 by the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS), recognise the finest fantasy or science fiction works by Africans published in the preceding year. The ASFS is a body of African writers, editors, publishers and graphic artists who nominate shortlisted works and vote for the winners. The awards are given in four categories: the US$1000 Best Novel named after the awards benefactor Tom Ilube, the US$500 Best Novella, the US$500 Best Short Story, and the US$1000 Best Comic or Graphic Novel. On Writing the Comics—and Queer Characters—We Need. We asked Hugo Award-winning authors Neil Gaiman and N.K.

On Writing the Comics—and Queer Characters—We Need

Jemisin to sit down and talk about books, writing, comics and whatever else came to mind. What followed was a wide-ranging discussion of cultural representation in comics, rereading your own work (or listening to it, as the case may be with audiobooks), and fighting for accurate television adaptations. The conversation begins with Gaiman’s series The Sandman, which was first published by DC Comics in 1989 and ran for 75 issues. N.K. Jemisin: I have been a giant fan of Sandman. The Sandman: A Game of You.

It collects issues #32-37.

The Sandman: A Game of You

The issues in the collection first appeared in 1991 and 1992. The collection first appeared in paperback and hardback in 1993. Barbie, a minor character from The Doll's House, has recently divorced and is trying to rediscover her own identity. At the same time, Barbie's rich but childish fantasy world is threatened by a malevolent creature called the Cuckoo. Her hard-pressed imaginary friends reach out into the real world for help, resulting in blood and death in both worlds. Gaiman often characterizes Sandman stories as "male" or "female"[citation needed]; A Game of You, dominated by female characters and points of view, is one of his female stories. This fifth collection continues the story of some of the characters of the second, The Doll's House, and is closely linked with the ninth, The Kindly Ones. It is preceded by Season of Mists and followed by Fables & Reflections. Plot[edit] Cover art[edit] Issues collected[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

The future of sci-fi never looked so bright. There were many reasons to feel bemused by the novelist Colm Tóibín’s recent dismissal of all genre writing as “blank, nothing”: its joylessness; the narrowness of Tóibín’s purview; the absence of critical and intellectual rigour in his central thesis; and, perhaps most of all, the peculiar sense of anger underpinning the assertion.

The future of sci-fi never looked so bright

Nnedi Okorafor. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

Nnedi Okorafor

Œuvres principales. Towards inclusive futures: queer representation in futuristic African fiction. In 2015, Google Photos misidentified pictures of black people as gorillas.

Towards inclusive futures: queer representation in futuristic African fiction

Findings from Project Gender Shades (a brainchild of Joy Buolamwini, a Ghanaian-American computer scientist and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League) shows that facial recognition algorithms are more accurate in identifying light-skinned (white) men than dark-skinned (black) women. The Los Angeles Police Department’s Palantir-Powered Policing Algorithm has led to ‘a vicious cycle of disproportionately high arrests of black Angelinos, as well as other racial minorities’. African fiction has an interesting history with queer representation and erasure. Melissa Scott. Melissa Scott (born 1960, Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American science fiction and fantasy author noted for her science fiction novels featuring LGBT characters and elaborate settings.

Melissa Scott

Biography[edit] Scott studied history at Harvard College and Brandeis University, and earned her PhD in comparative history. She published her first novel in 1984, and has since written some two dozen science fiction and fantasy works, including three co-authored with her partner, Lisa A. Barnett. Scott's work is known for elaborate and well-constructed settings. She won the John W.