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Defining text as anything that can be read, self-identified learner and artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed explores reading as radical communion within her multifaceted textual practice. A 2021 Guggenheim Fellow, Rasheed’s work spans vast bodies of knowledge and temporalities to interrogate both the aesthetic and the limits of the text. At times producing collages with letters cut out from books in her own expansive library, and at other times posting scans from various books that are marked up with her rigorous note-taking, Rasheed approaches the text as an invitation to commune with the author in order to collectively arrive at new ways of knowing and being. Rasheed’s work maps both her own hypertextual engagements while simultaneously enacting a Black feminist approach to literacy, one that recognizes Black women’s textual practices as mapping geographic, corporeal, and psychological sites of resistance.
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Roberson, Jehan L.
"“Come Think With Me”: Finding Communion in the Liberatory Textual Practices of Kameelah Janan Rasheed,"
Criticism: Vol. 64:
3, Article 21.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/criticism/vol64/iss3/21
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