Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa

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Edwin Cameron, Mark Gevisser
Routledge, Sep 13, 2013 - Political Science - 374 pages
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Defiant Desire records the lives of lesbian and gay South Africans of all races as they have lived in the face of censure, denial and oppression. The history of gay identity in South Africa is here in its past and present aspects: from a drag salon in Woodstock to a gay "shebeen" in kwaThema; from a church in a Pretoria nightclub to Johannesburg's lesbian and gay pride march; from Afrikaans love poetry to new activism. The book is a document of lesbian and gay struggle, and indispensable for those interested in the sexual politics coursing beneath the country's troubled passage to democracy.
 

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Contents

DEFIANT DESIRE
3
A history of South African lesbian
14
ABANGIBHAMAYO BATHI NGIMNANDI
158
Contributors
354
Index of Persons
373
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