Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as qbackwardq or qrepressiveq and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.Very strong, very pungent, very different from the cafAc au lait that you would get at CafAc du Monde in New Orleans. And again, just driving through the South, really smelling magnolias. Seeing the mansions. Looking at the majesty of the South.
|Author||:||E. Patrick Johnson|
|Publisher||:||Univ of North Carolina Press - 2011-09-01|