GRAMMAR & GHOSTS: THE PERFORMATIVE LIMITS OF AFRICAN FREEDOM

@article{Wilderson2009GRAMMARG,
  title={GRAMMAR \& GHOSTS: THE PERFORMATIVE LIMITS OF AFRICAN FREEDOM},
  author={Frank B. Wilderson},
  journal={Theatre Survey},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={119 - 125}
}
When a group comprised primarily of African-derived “people”—yes, the scare quotes matter—gather at the intersection of performance and subjectivity, the result is often not a renewed commitment to practice or an explicit ensemble of questions, but rather a palpable structure of feeling, a shared sense that violence and captivity are the grammar and ghosts of our every gesture. This structure of feeling is palpable even in the place-names “Africa” and “the Caribbean,” names whose articulation… 
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