Black Bull Ancestors and Me

Author: Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde
Publisher: Jacana Media
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Describing the dichotomy of being both revered and reviled, this memoir traces the story of a sangoma—a traditional healer—who is also a lesbian. Descriptions of traditional African healing practices and rituals are provided alongside the personalized account of one woman acting as a mirror to the daily hardships and indignities felt by members of the gay community in Africa.

Out in Africa

Author: Chantal J. Zabus
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010822
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Homophobia is still rife and it remains dangerous and even life-threatening to be out in Africa, but Chantal Zabus here traces the range of representations of same-sex desire in Africa through historic and contemporary sources.

The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature

Author: Jodie Medd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316453561
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The Cambridge Companion to Lesbian Literature examines literary representations of lesbian sexuality, identities, and communities, from the medieval period to the present. In addition to providing a helpful orientation to key literary-historical periods, critical concepts, theoretical debates and literary genres, this Companion considers the work of such well-known authors as Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Alison Bechdel and Sarah Waters. Written by a host of leading critics and covering subjects as diverse as lesbian desire in the long eighteenth century and same-sex love in a postcolonial context, this Companion delivers insight into the variety of traditions that have shaped the present landscape of lesbian literature.

Transgender Experience

Author: Chantal Zabus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135135975
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This collection by trans and non-trans academics and artists from the United States, the UK, and continental Europe, examines how transgenderism can be conceptualized in a literary, biographical, and autobiographical framework, with emphasis on place, ethnicity and visibility. The volume covers the 1950s to the present day and examines autobiographical accounts and films featuring gender transition. Chapters focus on various stages of transitioning. Interviews with trans people are also provided.

Der Panther jagt im D mmerlicht

Author: Wilbur A. Smith
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ISBN: 9783552038264
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Spannender Abenteuerroman aus dem von Bürgerkrieg und Stammeskämpfen bedrohten Simbabwe/Rhodesien.

Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Author: Mark Gevisser
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847088597
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As a boy growing up in 1970s Johannesburg Mark Gevisser would play 'Dispatcher', a game that involved sitting in his father's parked car (or in the study) and sending imaginary couriers on routes across the city, mapped out from Holmden's Register of Johannesburg. As the imaginary fleet made its way across the troubled city and its tightly bound geographies, so too did the young dispatcher begin to figure out his own place in the world. At the centre of Lost and Found in Johannesburg is the account of a young boy who is obsessed with maps and books, and other boys. Mark Gevisser's account of growing up as the gay son of Jewish immigrants, in a society deeply affected - on a daily basis - by apartheid and its legacy, provides a uniquely layered understanding of place and history. It explores a young man's maturation into a fully engaged and self-aware citizen, first of his city, then of his country and the world beyond. This is a story of memory, identity and an intensely personal relationship with the City of Gold. It is also the story of a violent home invasion and its aftermath, and of a man's determination to reclaim his home town.

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

Gut leben

Author: Theodore Zeldin
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455851630
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Gutes Leben entsteht im Dialog, im Dialog mit der Vergangenheit und mit unseren Mitmenschen. Nur so bekommen wir eine Ahnung davon, was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein. In seiner ebenso kenntnisreichen wie unterhaltsamen Abhandlung über die Kunst des Lebens widmet sich der bedeutende englische Philosoph und Historiker Theodore Zeldin der Frage, was wir aus der Vergangenheit lernen können für ein besseres Leben. Vor welchen Problemen standen unsere Vorfahren - zu denen so prominente Figuren wie Albert Einstein, Thomas Morus, der Philosoph Francis Bacon und die Schriftsteller Hans Christian Andersen und Fjodor Dostojewski zählen, aber auch ein texanischer Farmer des 19. Jahrhunderts -, und wie können wir ihre Erfahrungen für uns nutzbar machen? Höchst eindrucksvoll zeigt Zeldin, dass die größten Probleme unserer Zeit, aber auch die größten Chancen von unseren zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen abhängen und wie viel reicher unser Leben sein kann, wenn wir wirklich in Austausch miteinander treten