Worshipping Lali

The violence of the autobiographical

The autobiographical is a form of rhetorical violence because in rendering intelligible an account of our ‘selves’, we obscure the embodied and molecular forces which shape us and yet resist intelligibility. This is to say that identity is a performance that cuts away the processes of becoming in order to elucidate the presence of being.

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  • on December 26, 2019

    Dr. Bayo Akomolafe is an author, speaker and renegade academic who is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional and counter-intuitive take on global crisis, civic action and social change. He is the author of

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