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

Queer in Africa, LGBTQI identities, citizenship, and activism, edited by Zethu Matebeni, Surya Monro and Vasu Reddy
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Main title
Queer in Africa
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Responsibility statement
edited by Zethu Matebeni, Surya Monro and Vasu Reddy
Series statement
Routledge advances in critical diversities
Sub title
LGBTQI identities, citizenship, and activism
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. 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. Highly 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
Table Of Contents
The human and the non-human : African sexuality debates and symbolisms of transgression / Senayon Olaoluwa -- Creaturely lives and sexual exposure in African prison writing / Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi -- "She who creates havoc is here" : a queer bisexual reading of sexuality, dance and social critique in Karmen Geï / Cheryl Stobie -- Beyond identity : queer affiliation and the politics of solidarity in Gordimer's None to accompany me and Duiker's The quiet violence of dreams / Derrick Higginbotham -- "Queer/white" in South Africa : a troubling oxymoron? / Jane Bennett -- Practices of non-heterosexual masculinities among MSM in Nigeria / Abisola Balogun and Paul Bissell -- Lesbian students in the academy : invisible, assimilated or ignored? / Mary Hames -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) forced migrants and asylum seekers : multiple discriminations / Guillain Koko, Surya Monro and Kate Smith -- Experiences of transgender people in Swaziland / Velile Vilane
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