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General Information

Name:  E Patrick Johnson  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1967 in Hickory, North Carolina

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Illinois Connection

Johnson is a professor at Northwestern University in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

E. Patrick Johnson is Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University and the author and editor of several books, most recently No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Theory, also published by Duke University Press.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women
ISBN: 1478006536. OCLC Number:

Duke University Press Books . .

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 as an academic, and in the process he 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.

Sweet Tea
ISBN: 0807872261. OCLC Number:

Univsersity of North Carolina Press. .