By Gloria Wekker

Gloria Wekker analyzes the phenomenon of mati paintings, an outdated perform between Afro-Surinamese working-class girls within which marriage is rejected in want of female and male sexual companions. Wekker vividly describes the lives of those ladies, preferring to create substitute households of kinfolk, enthusiasts, and kids, and offers a desirable account of women's sexuality that isn't constrained to both heterosexuality or same-sex sexuality. She bargains new views at the lives of Caribbean ladies, transnational homosexual and lesbian hobbies, and an Afro-Surinamese culture that demanding situations traditional Western notions of marriage, gender, identification, and wish. Bringing those women's voices to the leading edge, she deals an intensive and groundbreaking research of the original old, non secular, mental, financial, linguistic, cultural, and political forces that experience formed their lives.

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