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By Qwo-Li Driskill

In Cherokee Asegi udanto refers to those who both fall open air of men’s and women’s roles or who combine men’s and women’s roles. Asegi, which interprets as “strange,” can also be utilized by a few Cherokees as a time period just like “queer.” For writer Qwo-Li Driskill, asegi presents a way through which to reread Cherokee heritage to be able to pay attention for these tales rendered “strange” through colonial heteropatriarchy.

As the 1st full-length paintings of scholarship to strengthen a tribally particular Indigenous Queer or Two-Spirit critique, Asegi Stories examines gender and sexuality in Cherokee cultural reminiscence, how they form the current, and the way they could effect the future.

The theoretical and methodological underpinnings of Asegi Stories derive from activist, inventive, and highbrow genealogies, often called “dissent strains” through Maori pupil Linda Tuhiwai Smith. Driskill intertwines Cherokee and different Indigenous traditions, ladies of colour feminisms, grassroots activisms, queer and Trans reports and politics, rhetoric, local reports, and decolonial politics. Drawing from oral histories and archival files so one can articulate Cherokee-centered Two-Spirit reviews, Driskill contributes to the bigger intertribal pursuits for social justice.

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