Queer (af)filiations: Houria Bouteldja and decolonial feminism

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This article analyses Houria Bouteldja’s conceptualisation of decolonial feminism as a product of the queer (af)filiations between past and present socio-cultural, linguistic, and epistemological resources and as productive of dynamic, but also strained, transactions across generations, epistemologies, and material realities traversing a variety of local and global geographies. This analysis is framed in reference to specific social, cultural, political, sexual, and linguistic anxieties that inform the socio-political stances adopted in Houria Bouteldja’s ideological investments in the decolonial generally and in decolonial feminism specifically. Finally, the article will propose the notion of queer (af)filiations as a productive interface through which to articulate a socio-political project inclusive of all decolonial members of the postcolonial situation and a more nuanced understanding of translocal and global (af)filiations within decolonialité.