Omari Weekes

Omari Weekes


Omari Weekes is an assistant professor of English at Queens College, CUNY. His current book project, LURID AFFINITIES: SEX AND THE SPIRIT IN CONTEMPORARY BLACK LITERATURE argues that much black writing in the postcivil rights era thinks through the dialectic between the sacred and the profane by accounting for a matrix of prediscursive intensities, attractions, and longings that help to organize the kinds of communities that black people construct for themselves. His writing has been featured in The Black Scholar, The New York Times, n+1, The Nation, Bookforum, and other scholarly and popular venues.

Events with Omari Weekes

Novel & Place

10 May 2023
6:30 pm
Strand Book Store