Books

With my PhD in English Literature at Edinburgh University about to begin, I will be reading lots of stuff this year. Do not expect weekly reviews, I do not read quickly. But I will share with you anything interesting I do read, whether it’s a novel that’s in vogue, or something from my course that I think is worth knowing that broadened my horizon. I’ll be reading a lot of things about transgender discourse, but hopefully, a lot of things which aren’t, as well.

June 14, 2021

An androgynous orgasm: Fashion Beast by Alan Moore

An androgynous orgasm: Fashion Beast by Alan Moore The images of this story become like…
May 11, 2020

The Book of Queer Prophets, curated by Ruth Hunt

 The Book of Queer Prophets: 24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion The historically fraught relationship…
March 09, 2019

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi The author, Akwaeke Emezi, calls herself trans but also Ogbanje, a…
March 02, 2019

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein This may be one of the most important books…
January 20, 2019

Queer Two-Spirit Poetry: Fabian Romero

I can't remember when I ordered Fabian Romero's chapbook*, sometime in September or October 2018.…
January 12, 2019

Transgender Venezuelan Poetry: Esdras Parra

Transgender Venezuelan Poetry: the Collected Poems of Esdras Parra (2018) I've seen your dreams In…
November 09, 2018

Gifted Transgender Writers: Jamie Berrout

Portland Diary by Jamie Berrout I never use to read short stories, but I'm glad…
October 20, 2018

Trauma Queen: a memoir by Lovemme Corazon

Trauma Queen: a memoir by Lovemme Corazon There are times when it's right to judge…
September 30, 2018

Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain

Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain As someone whose childhood was in…