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Defiant Desire
By Edwin Cameron

Defiant Desire

Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa

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Defiant Desire by Edwin Cameron

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Defiant Desire records the lives of lesbian and gay South Africans of all races as they have lived in the face of censure, denial and oppression. The history of gay identity in South Africa is here in its past and present aspects: from a drag salon in Woodstock to a gay "shebeen" in kwaThema; from a church in a Pretoria nightclub to Johannesburg's lesbian and gay pride march; from Afrikaans love poetry to new activism. The book is a document of lesbian and gay struggle, and indispensable for those interested in the sexual politics coursing beneath the country's troubled passage to democracy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415910613
ISBN-10: 0415910617
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 406
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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