Keguro Macharia

Okune: queer African voices as "data"

The following excerpt from Keguro highlights the feeling that these stories and voices are not a way to "give voice" but rather a way to turn those stories (and people) into data and/or evidence...Read more

Macharia, Keguro. 2016. “On Being Area-Studied: A Litany of Complaint.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 22 (2): 183–90.

AO: In this piece, Keguro Macharia writes about how/why he refuses the notion of an "area studies" model that centers the US as the place to which information flows. He writes about resigning from an academic institution in the US and moving back to Nairobi and thinks through what it might mean...Read more

Okune: The indifferent native

AO: This quote below by Keguro highlights a binary idea of collaboration as those who collaborate and those who resist. He suggests (building on feminist work) some conceptual alternatives that...Read more

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