Frieda Ekotto – “The Erotic Tale of Karmen Gei: The Taboo of Female Homosexuality in Question” – September 23, 2010

In this presentation, Professor Frieda Ekotto is concerned with a new reading of sexuality, spirituality and race in the Senegalese film Karmen Gei. This reading explores the formation of sexuality and spirituality through an examination of a work which represents modern Senegalese culture and society. Professor Ekotto’s discussion aims to offer answers to the fundamental question posed by this erotic, subversive and transgressive film: Within modern Senegalese society and culture, is it possible to transcend the sexual taboo of female homosexuality?

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