Queering Cape Town - Queer in Africa III

Queering Cape Town - Queer in Africa III

Queering Cape Town
Heinrich Böll Foundation Southern Africa
Place of Publication: Asset Print, Cape Town
Date of Publication: May 2017
Number of Pages: 94
Language of Publication: English
Cape Town is oft labelled the gay capital of Africa. For a great number of its LGBTIQ citizens however, the city remains a cryptic and rather inaccessible space. "Queering Cape Town" is collaboration between activists, artists, students and academics. The project includes a series of activities aiming at unpacking notions of a gay Cape Town from a queer, non-normative perspective. This publication is one of those activities. It documents the reflections as presented at a symposium with the same name hosted by Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA) in collaboration with the HBS in October 2016. The contributions in this publication seek to spark a critical reflection on – the fantastical, the fabled, the fabulous and the fabricated – Cape Town as a contested city within Africa, within South Africa and perhaps, within our collective imaginaries.
 
 

Table of contents: 

  1. Introduction by Zethu Matebeni.....................................01
  2. Alternative Inclusive Pride by Nikki Carter....................08
  3. Queering Cape Town’s Posture as Africa’s Gay Capital  by Stella Nyanzi............................................................12
  4. Graaf’s pool Photo Essay by Dean Hutton.......................44
  5. Drag Lives Here by Lindy-Lee Prince.............................65
  6. Abstracts......................................................................79
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