Beyoncé in Formation by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Beyoncé in Formation

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley's undergraduate course "Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism" has inspired students from all walks of life. In Beyoncé in Formation, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital next-millennium narratives.Woven with candid observations about her life as a feminist scholar of African stu...

Details Beyoncé in Formation

TitleBeyoncé in Formation
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, Writing, Essays, Race

Reviews Beyoncé in Formation

  • Scarlett
    This is a seriously misleading title and I wish this book was just a half of what I needed it to be and what it promised. Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley decided that it was a good idea to ride the wave and hide her thesis under a famous name of Beyonce and lure people into her queer propaganda. In no way I am saying that I have something against LGBT community and I root for good writers to dedicate time to write quality books that explore those subje...
  • Hanna
    For all things black, queer, and femme found in the epic production that is Lemonade, look no further! Part memoir, part critical analysis of what Tinsley argues is the "most widely distributed black feminist text of the current moment." Tinsley breaks it down by focusing on a handful of key parts of Lemonade (lucky for me, she touched on my exact favorite songs from the album). This was another book that I found myself spending a lot of time hig...
  • Jay Gabler
    Definitely expanded my appreciation of Lemonade and helped me see the album's many layers. I reviewed Beyoncé in Formation for The Current.
  • Sierra
    3.5. Interesting read that I'll definitely have to come back to after repeatedly watching Lemonade again.