Decolonial Queering in Palestine by WalaaAlqaisiya offers an in-depth study of the conquest of Palestine with respect to the variegated power structures of settler colonialism and underscores the political significance of a reformulated mode of decolonization. It argues for the need to interweave queer into the native Palestinian positionality termed as 'decolonial queering', so as to challenge the (hetero) sexualizing and gendered discourses embedded within both the Israeli/Zionist settler colonial regime and the Palestinian Nationalist visions of liberation. By the 'ethnographic' engagement with the works of Palestinian artists and activists from one of the prominent queer groups, alQaws, the book foregrounds voices, strategies, and imaginings of a decolonial future that is primarily rooted in socio-political history and localized, embodied experiences of the Palestinian queers. In particular, it reinforces the standpoint of the native/ queer in shaping the struggle for freedom to resist the systematic structural elimination of Palestine.
"Review of Walaa Alqaisiya. Decolonial Queering in Palestine. London: Routledge, 2023,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 23:
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