Queering Cape Town - Queer in Africa III

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.
 
 
Product details
Date of Publication
May 2017
Publisher
Heinrich Böll Foundation Southern Africa
Number of Pages
94
Licence
All rights reserved
Language of publication
English
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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