‘The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora: Lorraine Hansberry and the Multiplications of Insurgency’

This paper is from Ferguson’s book-in-progress entitled The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora. An experimental and conceptual text, the book is comprised of a series of fictional visits to a make-a-believe black queer bookshop and art gallery, made up of actual artifacts that invoke the histories of black queer art and activism, their responses to the ongoing legacies of colonialism and slavery, and the entanglements those legacies and neoliberalism. On this particular visit, the bookshop has acquired the lesbian letters of playwright Lorraine Hansberry and places the letters in conversation with her anti-colonialism.