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Queer in Africa, LGBTQ identities, citizenship, and activism, edited by Zethu Matebeni, Surya Monro, Vasu Reddy

Abstract
African sexualities are dynamic, multi-faceted and resilient. However, people with non-heterosexual sexualities and gender variant identities are often involved in struggles for survival, self-definition, and erotic rights. Beyond identity: Queer affiliation and the politics of solidarity in Gordimers None to Accompany Me and Duikers The Quiet Violence of Dreams by Derrick HigginbothamExperiences of transgender people in Swaziland by Velile VilaneHighly interdisciplinary in nature, Queer in Africa provides a key resource for students, academics, and activists concerned with the international support of sex and gender diversity. It will appeal to those interested in fields such as anthropology, film studies, literary studies, political science, public health, sociology, and socio-legal studies.Queer in Africa forms an entry point for understanding the vulnerabilities of queer Africans as shaped by social, cultural and political processes, aiming to provide innovative insights about contentious disagreements over their lives. The volume mediates Southern and Northern scholarship, directing attention toward African-centred beliefs made accessible to a wide audience. Key concerns such as identity construction and the intersections between different social forces (such as nationalist traditionalism and sexualities) are addressed via engaging chapters; some empirically based and others providing critical cultural analysis
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (222 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780131540675

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