Abdur-Rahman brings black feminist, psychoanalytic, serious race, and poststructuralist theories to undergo on literary genres from slave narratives to technology fiction. interpreting works by means of African American writers, together with Frederick Douglass, Pauline Hopkins, Harriet Jacobs, James Baldwin, and Octavia Butler, she indicates how literary representations of transgressive sexuality expressed the longings of African american citizens for person and collective freedom. Abdur-Rahman contends that these representations have been basic to the improvement of African American different types of literary expression and modes of political intervention and cultural self-fashioning.
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