T.A.N.J. #3

This publication is part of the inquiry The Against Nature Journal, initiated in 2014 as commission by the NGO Legal Agenda and arts organisation Ashkal Alwan in Beirut.

This third issue reviews the many ways in which medicine has pathologized non-procreative sexual desire— those bodies that challenge gender binaries or expose different abilities—while imagining other ways of collectively well-being.

The issue opens with a commissioned work by visual artists CANDICE LIN and P. STAFF that evokes the central concerns of the journal in subtle and unexpected ways. Lambda Literary Award–winner INDRAPRAMIT DAS speculates on other forms of kinship in a new science-fiction story, while a transnational questionnaire offers insights into the continuous fight for reproductive justice. We republish a chapter from the autobiography of the late South African, trans, traditional healer NKUNZI ZANDILE NKABINDE, which is introduced by RUTH MORGAN. We continue to honor the power of poetry with works by ROSA CHÁVEZ and STELLA NYANZI, while celebrating the energy of collective action with a piece by WHAT WOULD AN HIV DOULA DO? In anticipation to his new book on queer desire in the Caribbean, scholar ANDIL GOSINE shares a previous article addressing the notion of “against nature,” while our Columns section brings news from Brazil, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, and the UK during a season of pandemic fatigue, but also care work, organization, and hope.

The Against Nature Journal (T.A.N.J.) is a biannual arts and human rights magazine published by Council

Issue #3 Fall 2021

printed in 2000 copies
234 x 146 mm
15€

Editors

Aimar Arriola, Grégory Castéra, Giulia Tognon

Copy Editor

Laura Preston

Proofreader

Honi Ryan, Jacqueline Spedding

Editorial Committee

Aimar Arriola, Thomas Boutoux, Grégory Castéra, Arvind Narrain, Sandra Terdjman, Giulia Tognon

Advisory Committee

Nikita Dhawan, Taru Elfving, Karim Nammour, Piergiorgio Pepe, Graeme Reid, Nizar Saghieh

Communication

Abi Tariq

Designer

Julie Peeters

Cover Art

Stepan Lipatov

Website

Maxwell Simmer

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