Item Image
Title Honeypot : black Southern women who love women / E. Patrick Johnson ; with a foreword by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
Author Johnson, E. Patrick, 1967- author.
Publication Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Description xviii, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 306.7663 J
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228) and index.
Summary "E. Patrick Johnson's Honeypot opens with the fictional trickster character Miss B. barging into the home of Dr. EPJ, informing him that he has been chosen to collect and share the stories of her people. With little explanation, she whisks the reluctant Dr. EPJ away to the women-only world of Hymen, where she serves as his tour guide as he bears witness to the real-life stories of queer black women throughout the American South. The women he meets come from all walks of life and recount their experiences on topics ranging from coming out and falling in love to mother/daughter relationships, religion, and political activism. As Dr. EPJ hears these stories, he must grapple with his privilege as a man and an academic, and in the process gains insights into patriarchy, class, sex, gender, and the challenges these women face. Combining oral history with magical realism and poetry, Honeypot is an engaging and moving book that reveals the complexity of identity while offering a creative method for scholarship to represent the lives of other people in a rich and dynamic way."--Provided by publisher.
Contents The adventures of Miss B. and me -- The hive -- Blessed bee -- Honeybee blues -- Honey love -- Beebop and beeswax -- All hail the queen (bee) -- Epilogue flight -- List of honeybees.
Subject African American lesbians -- Southern States -- Biography.
African American lesbians -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African American lesbians -- Southern States -- History -- 21st century.
African American lesbians. (OCoLC)fst00799221
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Gumbs, Alexis Pauline, 1982- writer of foreword.
Related To Online version: Johnson, E. Patrick, 1967- Honeypot. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019 9781478007241 (DLC) 2019980052
ISBN 1478005904 (hardcover)
9781478005902 (hardcover)
1478006536 (paperback) :
9781478006534 (paperback) :

Location CALL # Status Message
 Brooklyn Heights Non-Fic  306.7663 J    ON HOLDSHELF  
 Central 2nd Fl - SST New Books  306.7663 J    DUE 11-02-20  
 Clarendon Non-Fic  306.7663 J    CHECK SHELVES