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“Exactly what the world needs” – Kareem Khubchandani’s DECOLONIZE DRAG reviewed in Xtra Magazine

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

“It’s fun, it’s interesting, it’s readable for people who are not academics, but also it pushes back so hard against the complaint of “trans people are a fad” that it shoves the whole tired mess right off a cliff to die in a ravine, as it should. Whatever you love about drag, it’s in here, along with so many new things to love in this global, time-travelling survey course with the syllabus in sequins.”

Read the full article here.

“Performance, with Kareem Khubchandani” — DECOLONIZE DRAG author Kareem Khubchandani featured on Uncommon Sense podcast

Friday, September 15th, 2023

“From Shakespeare to RuPaul, we all love a performance. But what exactly is it? What are its boundaries, its powers, its potential, its stakes? Kareem Khubchandani, who also performs as LaWhore Vagistan – “everyone’s favourite desi drag queen aunty” – joins Uncommon Sense to unpack the latest thinking on refusal, repetition and more. And to discuss “Ishtyle”, Kareem’s ethnography of gay Indian nightlife in Chicago and Bangalore, which attends to desire and fun in the lives of global Indian workers too often stereotyped as cogs in the wheels of globalisation.

Listen to the full conversation here.

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