Author Archives: Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi

About Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi

Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi is associate professor of English Studies at Western University. His research areas are African literatures, queer studies, life writing, and the theoretical humanities with a primary orientation towards the African diaspora.

Runaway Genres: On Slavery, Captivity, and Blackness Now

This essay is part of a symposium on Yogita Goyal’s Runaway Genres. All contributions to the symposium can be found here. Yogita Goyal’s Runaway Genres: The Global Afterlives of Slavery examines the emergence of “slavery as the defining template through which current forms of human rights abuses are understood in order to rethink race in a global frame” (2). The book thus concerns itself with the implications of new definitions of slavery and Blackness for American publics. Specifically, Yogita Goyal rethinks current literary frameworks for Continue reading →