Negrophobia is nightmare semiotics in the form of a jazz guerrilla minstrel show, a crazed tour through the past and perpetual image repertoire of blackness unrestrained by either the dictates of good taste or the codes of political correctness, backed up by one of the chillest saxophones in New York City (played by Jemeel Moondoc). With equal disrespect for the sensibilities of perpetrators, victims, and innocent bystanders alike, writer/performer Darius James conjures up a bizarre gumbo whose main ingredients are the transcribed dialect of a latterday, lower East Side Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the phantasmagory of the "Nighttown" episode of Joyce's Ulysses, the militancy of the early plays of LeRoi Jones, and the lurid, media-glutted imagery of 80s visual art painted in broad word-strokes from a fiercely black perspective. Whether James can pull this off without offending everyone within earshot is seriously in question, but the power of writing that holds nothing back is a force to be reckoned with.
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James, Darius, Moondoc, Jemeel, and Booth, J. Arthur, “Negrophobia,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed January 21, 2021, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/6874.