Browsing Category Gender & Queer Studies

BREAKING OUT OF THE BOX,
40 minutes, DVD, , 2011. R250
A documentary on the lives of black lesbians in South Africa.
Alexander (P.) et. al. (eds.) GLOBALISATION AND NEW IDENTITIES, a view from the middle
361 pp., map, paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R185
A collection of essays on South Africa, including "Globalisation and New Social Identities: a jigsaw puzzle from Johannesburg" by Peter Alexander, "Black Workers, Fatherhood and South Africa's Gold Mines" by Marlize Rabe,
"Students, Activism and Identity" by Marcelle Dawson,
"A Self-Employed 'Worker' Identity: women garment makers in Ahmedabad and Durban" by Meera Icharam,
"Countering Stigma: collectively counselling an AIDS identity" by Sandra Jane Roberts
and "The South African Broadcasting Corporation and Dilemmas of National Identity" by Kurai Masenyama.

This book comes out of a project funded by South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF). Research was undertaken by staff and students associated with the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), now the University of Johannesburg.
Allen (J.S.) GLQ, a journal of lesbian and gay studies, volume 18, numbers 2-3, 2012, Black/ Queer/ Diaspora
424 pp., illus., paperback, Durham, 2012. R275
QLG is published four times a year.

This edition includes the essay, "Queer(y)ing Freedom: Black queer visibilities in postapartheid South Africa" by Xavier Livermon.
Ballard (R.) et. al. (eds.) VOICES OF PROTEST, social movements in post-apartheid South Africa
437 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2006. R245
Contributions include "Seeking the High Ground: The Treatment Action Campaign and the politics of morality" by Steven Friedman & Shauna Mottiar,
"The Landless People's Movement and the Failure of Post-Apartheid South Africa" by Stephen Greenberg,
"Reconstructing a Social Movement in an Era of Globalisation: a case study of COSATU" by Adam Habib & Imraan Valodia
and "The Challenges of Inclusion and Transformation" the Women's Movement in democratic South Africa" by Shireen Hassim.
Bennett (J.) & Pereiro (C.) eds. JACKETED WOMEN, qualitative research methodologies on sexualities and gender in Africa
198 pp., illus., paperback, First South African Edition, Cape Town, 2013. R200
Also published in North America, Europe and Asia.

A collection of essays in which women researchers explore the politics of gender and sexualities in Africa and what it means to research topics that "are fraught with the sense of taboo". from the back cover

Contributions include:
"From Respectable to Questionable: women's narratives of marital relations and sexual restriction in widowhood in Harare, Zimbabwe" by Rekopantswe Mate
"'They respect you more': meanings of marriage for four South African lesbian couples in Cape Town" by Jessica Scott
"'Jacketed Women': the politics of researching gender and sexualities in African contexts" by Jane Bennett
"Challenging Research, Researching Challenges: feminism and activism in Lesotho" by Karabo Mohlakoana-Mosala.

Jane Bennett is Director of the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics and Director of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town.
Charmaine Pereira is the coordinator of the Initiative for Women's Studies in Nigeria.

Includes photographs form Zanele Muholi's collection, "Faces and Phases".
Bhana (D.) UNDER PRESSURE, the regulation of sexualities in South African secondary schools
252pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014. R220
A multi-school study that examines whether or not South African schools are meeting their constitutional requirements in relation to sexual diversity. Based on interviews with learners, teachers, school managers and parents, the study provides an account of how schools understand and respond to homosexuality and uncovers the prejudice against LGBTI people.

Deevia Bhana is Professor in the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Britton (H.), Fish (J.) & Meintjes (S.) eds. WOMEN'S ACTIVISM IN SOUTH AFRICA, working across divides
294 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2009. R210
A collection of South African women's experiences of collective activism and social change since 1994.

Contributions include "Gender Equality by Design: the case of the Commission on Gender Equality" by Sheila Meintjes,
"Sexual Violence, Civil Society and the New Constitution" by Helen Moffett,
"Race, Gender and Feminist Practice: lessons from Rape Crisis Cape Town" by Benita Moolman,
"Activating Children's Citizenship: the politics of the girl child in democratic South Africa" by Christina Nomdo and Shaamela Cassiem, and
"Crafting Spaces for Women's Voices: the case of refugee women in KwaZulu-Natal" by Janine Hicks.

Hannah Britton is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas.
Jennifer Fish is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women's Studies and an affiliated faculty member in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University.
Sheila Meintjes is Head of the Political Studies Department at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Cameron (E.) JUSTICE, a personal account
347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R255
A memoir by Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron, in which he reflects on the power and the limitations of the law and examines the role of the law in South Africa's transition.

"A remarkable integration of fascinating, often moving personal memoir, professional reminiscence and acute historical analysis of South African law, politics and society." Sir Sydney Kentridge, QC

"Shows with brilliant clarity how the life of a jurist informs his reading of the law. An inspirational, but never a self-indulgent, story of a remarkable South African life." Eusebius McKaiser

Edwin Cameron was the first senior South African official to state publicly that he was living with HIV/AIDS. His other books include the autobiography, "Witness to Aids", and "Defiant Desire, gay and lesbian lives in South Africa", which he co-authored with Mark Gevisser. He has received numerous awards, including the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2000) and the San Francisco Aids Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award for 2003, and the Brudner Prize from Yale for 2009-2010. In 2002 the Bar of England and Wales honoured him with a special award for his contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights.
Chitiga-Mabugu (M.) et. al. SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN AS CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE, a civil society programme of action for the African women's decade
124 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R120
This publication is the outcome of a report on key issues facing South African women, commissioned by South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID). The study was conducted by researchers at the Human Sciences Research Council, led by Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu and Selma Karuaihe.
Conway (D.) MASCULINITIES, MILITARISATION AND THE END CONSCRIPTION CAMPAIGN, war resistance in apartheid South Africa
176 pp., illus., paperback, First S.A.Edition, Johannesburg, 2012. R250
First published in the U.K.

Daniel Conway analyses the interconnections between militarisation, sexuality, race, homophobia and political authoritarianism in this study of the anti-apartheid activism of white men and women in the End Conscription Campaign (ECC). The ECC was formed in 1983 to oppose the conscription of all white men into military service in the South African Defence Force.

Daniel Conway is a lecturer in politics at Loughborough University.
de Hernandez (J.), Dongala (P.), Jolaosho (O.) & Serafin (A.) eds. AFRICAN WOMEN WRITING RESISTANCE, an anthology of contemporary voices
337 pp., paperback, Wisconsin, 2010. R260
A collection of personal narratives, short stories, short plays and poetry concerned with resistance to the challenges and oppressions faced by women in Africa today, written by emerging African women writers.

Contributions include:
"The Day When God Changed His Mind" by Eve Zvichanzi Nyemba (Zimbabwe)
"The Old Woman" by J.Tsitsi Mutiti (Zimbabwe)
"Women Weep No More" by Sibongile Mtungwa (South Africa)
"Letters to My Cousin" by Catherine Makoni (Zimbabwe)
"Cosmo Africa and Other Poems" and "Just Keep Talking: two poems" by Cheshe Dow (Botswana)
"The Good Woman" by Patricia Chogugudza (Zimbabwe)
"Surviving Me" by Janine Lewis (South Africa).

de Waal (S.) & Manion (A.) eds. PRIDE, protest and celebration
176 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R145
An account of South Africa's gay and lesbian Pride marches from 1990 to the present, including testimonies, press clippings, photos, and much more.

Foreword by Edwin Cameron.
Epprecht (M.) HETEROSEXUAL AFRICA?, the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS
231 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg & Ohio, 2008. R280
Marc Epprecht explores "the historical processes by which a singular, heterosexual identity for Africa was constructed - by anthropologists, ethnopsychologists, colonial officials, African elites, and most recently, health care workers seeking to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic".

Marc Epprecht is associate professor in the departments of history and global development studies at Queen's University. He is also the author of "Hungochani: the history of dissident sexuality in southern Africa", which won the 2006 Canadian Association of African Studies Joel Gregory Prize.
Epprecht (M.) HUNGOCHANI, the history of a dissident sexuality in southern Africa
317 pp., map, illus., paperback, Second Edition, Montreal, (2004) 2013. R395
Marc Epprecht "explores the diverse ways African cultures traditionally explained same-sex sexuality and follows the development of new forms of gender identity and sexuality that evolved with the introduction of capitalism, colonial rule and Christian education. Using oral testimony, memoirs, literature, criminal court records, and early government enquiries from the eighteenth century to the present, he traces the complex origins of homophobia." from the back cover

Homosexuality is known as "hungochani" in Zimbabwe.

This second edition has a new preface with some additional references; otherwise the text in unchanged. This book won the 2008 Joel Gregory Prize.

Marc Epprecht is a professor in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen's University.
Gasa (N.) ed. WOMEN IN SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY, basus'iimbokodo, bawel'imilambo/ they remove boulders and cross rivers
458 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R190
A rewriting of South Africa's history from a feminist perspective.

Contributions include "Not a Nongqawuse Story: an anti-heroine in historical perspective" by Helen Bradford,
"Women and Gender in the South African War, 1899-1902" by Elizabeth van Heyningen,
"Testimonies and Transitions: women negotiating the rural and urban in the mid-20th century" by Luli Callinicos,
"Women in the ANC-led Underground" by Raymond Suttner,
"'Another Mother for Peace': women and peace building in South Africa, 1983-2003" by Jacklyn Cock,
"'We Were Not Afraid': the role of women in the 1980s' township uprising in the Eastern Cape" by Janet Cherry,
"'Loving in a Time of Hopelessness': on township women's subjectivities in a time of HIV/AIDS" by Nthaniseng Motsemme
and "Feminisms, Motherisms, Patriarchies and Women's Voices in the 1950s" by Nomboniso Gasa.

Includes the CD-Rom.
Goebel (A.) ON THEIR OWN, women, urbanization, and the right to the city in South Africa
242pp., illus., paperback, Montreal etc., 2015. R675
Allison Goebel explores the experiences of low-income women in urban South Africa post-apartheid.

"An excellent and thorough study drawing on vivid portraits of women's struggles in South Africa, 'On their Own' challenges 'right to the city' literature to pay more attention to the politics of race and gender." Mark Hunter, University of Toronto-Scarborough

Allison Goebel is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen's University. She is also the author of "Gender and Land Reform: the Zimbabwe experience".
Gouws (A.) & Stasiulis (D.) eds. GENDER AND MULTICULTURALISM, north-south perspectives
258pp.,paperback, First SA Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2016. R295
First published in the UK in 2014.

A collection of essays originally published in various issues of Politikon, the official journal of the South African Association of Political Studies.

Contributions include:
"In the Name of What? Defusing the rights-culture debate by revisiting the universals of both rights and culture" by Louise du Toit
"Multiculturalism in South Africa: dislodging the binary between universal human rights and culture/tradition" by Amanda Gouws
"Masculinities without Tradition" by Kopano Ratele
"Violent Modernity: gender, race and bodies in contemporary South Africa" by Shireen Hassim
"Muslim Women and Human Rights: does political transformation equal social transformation?" by Wendy Isaacs-Martin

Amanda Gouws is Professor of Political Science and holder of a SARChl chair in Gender Politics at the University of Stellenbosch.
Daiva Stasiulis is Professor of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Govinden (D.) "SISTER OUTSIDERS", the representation of identity and difference in selected writings by South African Indian women
385 pp., paperback, Pretoria & Leiden, 2008. R217
Devarakshanam (Betty) Govinden discusses Ansuyah Singh's "Behold the Earth Mourns", Zuleikha M.Mayat's "A Treasure Trove of Memories", Jayapraga Reddy's "The Unbending Reed" and "On the Fringe of Dreamtime and Other Stories", Anges Sam's "Jesus is Indian and Other Stories", Dr Goonam's "Coolie Doctor", as well as the writings of Phyllis Naidoo, Fatima Meer and Farida Karodia.
Gqola (P.) RAPE, a South African nightmare
192pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2015. R220
Pumla Dineo Gqola investigates rape in South Africa, examining the relationship between race and rape, "the female fear factory", boy rape and violent masculinities, corrective rape, baby rape, as well as the rape trials of Jacob Zuma, Bob Hewitt, Makhaya Ntini, Baby Tshepang and Anene Booysen.

Pumla Dineo Gqola is Associate Professor of African Literary and Gender Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also the author of "What is Slavey to Me? Postcolonial/ slave memory in post-apartheid South Africa" and "A Renegade called Simphiwe".
Gunn (S.) & Krwala (S.) eds. KNOCKING ON, mothers and daughters in struggle in South Africa
264 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2008. R95
A collection of life stories told by six pairs of mothers and daughters, who talk about how activism in the struggle against apartheid affected their sense of self, family relationships, life options, and hopes for the country's future.

Shirley Gunn is Director of the Human Rights Media Centre.
Healy-Clancy (M.) A WORLD OF THEIR OWN, a history of South African women's education
312 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R310
A social history of Inanda Seminary, the oldest extant high school for southern African girls, operating outside of Durban since 1869.

"Megan Healy-Clancy's main characters - missionaries, teachers, head mistresses, pupils, alumni - somehow survive and often thrive in the protected world of Inanda Seminary over a sweeping period of nearly 150 years. She weaves their stories into a commanding portrayal of the imperatives of colonial power, chiefly patriarchy and segregationist supremacy. The highly educated women who emerge from the single Christian girls' school have exerted a disproportionately significant influence on our society, playing their parts as nurses and teachers in earlier years, and as doctors, politicians and other professionals today. While missionary schools all over the country were summarily closed under apartheid in one of the most shocking precursor events to our dire education situation today, Inanda survived to make it's mark on the development and stability of an African middle class. A fascinating piece of work." Belinda Bozzoli, University of the Witwatersrand.

Social historian, Megan Healy-Clancy teaches history, literature and social studies at Harvard University.
Hendricks (P.) ed. HIJAB, unveiling queer Muslim lives
208 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R185
A collection of short biographies by South African Muslims who have struggled to reconcile their spirituality and their sexuality. "Hijab" is the Arabic word meaning "to veil", "to cover" or "to shelter".
Higginbotham (D.) & Collis-Buthelezi (V.) eds. CONTESTED INTIMACIES, sexuality, gender, and the law in Africa
84pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R200
A collection of essays that focus on the ways that sexuality, gender and the law interact in southern African countries, primarily Uganda and South Africa.

Foreword by Max Price, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town.

Contributions include:
"The Limits of the Law: human rights and the emancipation of sexual minorities on the African continent" by Pierre de Vos
"On Miniskirts and Hegemonic Masculinity: the ideology of deviant feminine sexuality in anti-homosexulaity and decency laws" by Barbara Boswell
"Sexing the Law and Legislating Gendered Sexualities" by Stella Nyanzi
Holland-Muter (S.) OUTSIDE THE SAFETY ZONE, an agenda for research on violence against lesbian and gender-nonconforming women in South Africa
246 pp., paperback, Johannsburg, 2013. R160
A research report which examines a range of issues relating to gender-based violence, identifies information gaps in existing scholarship on the subject, and lists future research priorities.

"...the book gives us a basis to frame our politics in ways that challenge the idea that gender equality is only about the relationship between men and women in a heterosexual society" Professor Shireen Hassim, Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Human (M.) et. al. (eds.) THE WOMEN'S FREEDOM MARCH OF 1956,
160 pp., oblong 4to., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Women's March to Pretoria: on August 9th, 1956, 20 000 women marched on the Union Buildings to demand the withdrawal of passes for women and the repeal of the pass laws, the attempt by the Nationalist government to control the influx of blacks into designated white areas.

Contents include articles on the Federation of South African Women, the leaders of the 1956 march, the Black Sash, ordinary women, women activists and working class leaders who took part and documents, articles and photographs relating to both the 1955 and 1956 marches. There are profiles on Nadine Gordimer by Maureen Isaacson & Barbara Masekela by Ben Magubane & Gregory Houston, an interview with Mary Burton by Candy Malherbe and texts by Hilda Bernstein and Ezekiel Mphahlele. Also included are sections on female musicians of the 1950s and female visual and graphic artists.
Hunter (M.) LOVE IN THE TIME OF AIDS, inequality, gender, and rights in South Africa
303 pp., illus. ,paperback, First S.A.Edition, Pietermaritzburg, 2010. R245
Mark Hunter lived in Mandeni, an informal settlement in KwaZulu-Natal and by studing love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories and archival materials, he examines the everyday social inequalities and the ideas about femininity, masculinity, love and sex, that have created the "economies of exchange" that perpetuate the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

"Beautifully, powerfully, and movingly written. The best analysis I have seen not only for the reasons for the HIV/AIDS pandemic in southern Africa, but of its wider socioeconomic, cultural, and political dynamics." Shula Marks, School for African and Oriental Studies, University of London

Mark Hunter is Assistant Professor in Social Sciences/Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Research Associate in the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Judge (M.), Manion (A.) & de Waal (S.) eds. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, the making of same-sex marriage in South Africa
354 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R165
Contents include "Getting to the Constitutional Court on Time: a litigation of same-sex marriage" by Jonathan Berger,
"Difference and Belonging: the Constitutional Court and the adoption of the Civil Union Act" by Pierre de Vos,
"This thing' and 'that idea': traditionalist responses to homosexuality and same-sex marriage" by Graeme Reid,
"(Not) in My Culture: thoughts on same-sex marriage and African practices" by Nonhlanhla Mkhize,
"A Way Through 'Ijtihad': a Muslim perspective on same-sex marriage" by Muhsin Hendricks,
"Blissful Complexities: black lesbians reflect on same-sex marriage and the Civil Union Act" by Zethu Matebeni, and much more.
Kihato (C.W.) MIGRANT WOMEN OF JOHANNESBURG, life in an in-between city
174 pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R320
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato examines the everyday lives of African migrant women from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe living in Johannesburg.

"Caroline Wanjiku Kihato has drawn us into the world of Johannesburg's non-South African women migrants, a world of fragmented being and liminality, of alternating experiences of suffering and achievement, and of aspirational striving in the face of a mainly hostile host city and a frighteningly mercurial state. Written with deft artistry and unblinking truthfulness." Belinda Bozzoli, University of the Witwatersrand, author of "Women of Phokeng: consciousness, life strategy, and migrancy in South Africa, 1900-1983"

"Kihato brilliantly captures the potentials and contradictions of the practices and the paradoxes involved in trying to belong somewhere. The power of this book is that it compels the reader to feel joined to these women's projects to better their lives." AbdouMaliq Simone, Research Professor, University of Australia, author of "City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: movements at the Crossroads"

Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture and PLanning at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Kraak (G.) dir. PROPERTY OF THE STATE, gay men in the apartheid army
52 minutes, DVD, , 2003. R240
This documentary on the experiences of gay men in South Africa's apartheid army includes interviews with Damon Galgut, Anthony Akerman, Matthew Krouse and Sir Anthony Sher.

"What is impressive is its rich visual and emotional colourings, its unhysterical pace and tone, its intellectual and emotional depth, interspersed with considerable verve and humour" Judge Edwin Cameron
Lawrance (B.N.) & Roberts (R.L.) eds. TRAFFICKING IN SLAVERY'S WAKE, law and the experience of women and children in Africa
271 pp., maps, paperback, Athens, 2012. R355
A collection of essays that examine the ways trafficking in women and children has changed from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Contributions include "The Story of Elsie, a case study of trafficking in contemporary South Africa" by Susan Kreston.
lKhaxas (E.) comp. & ed. WE MUST CHOOSE LIFE, writings by Namibian women on culture, violence, HIV and Aids
328 pp., illus., paperback, Windhoek, 2008. R250
A collection of stories and poems by Namibian women living with and affected by HIV and Aids. The Women's Leadership Centre held nine Women's Rights, Writing, Culture, and HIV and Aids workshops around Namibia and distributed pamphlets through women's organisations, other civil society organisations and school libraries inviting women to submit writing. The pieces published in this volume were selected from the more than five hundred pieces received.

"This book introduces us to the many different reasons why women and girls become infected with HIV, including the culture of silence surrounding sex and sexuality in Namibia. Our cultures do not allow women and girls, men and boys to talk openly about sex and sexuality matters. As parents, as teachers and as partners we have to learn to talk to each other about issues of sex and sexuality, and I am hoping that this book will help open up spaces for us to do that." Magreth Mensah-Williams, Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Namibia

Elizabeth lKhaxas is the director of vthe Women's Leadership Centre.
Long (C.) CONTRADICTING MATERNITY, HIV-positive motherhood in South Africa
231 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R220
Drawing on interviews with mothers who have been diagnosed HIV-positive, Carol Long provides a perspective of motherhood from the mother's point of view and explores the situation in which two identities, those of motherhood and of being HIV-positive, come together.

"'Contradicting Maternity' matters enormously to all the women for whom the mothers of this book speak. We, the readers, are almost certainly not these women; but, for all our sakes, we need to listen. If we do not, our 'cultural aneasthesia' will prevail: our knowledge of what Carol Long has heard as she asked and listened to the world's catastrophes and its people's trauma, will be without meaning. A meaningless knowledge diminishes us all." Juliet Mitchell, Cambridge University, author of Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Carol Long is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand and a practising clinical psychologist.
Lorway (R.) NAMIBIA'S RAINBOW PROJECT, gay rights in an African nation
155pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2015. R495
Robert Lorway examines the unexpected consequences of The Rainbow Project (TRP), a LGBT programme for young Namibians begun in response to President Nujoma's speeches against homosexuals. He also explores the effectiveness of Western sexual minority rights programmes in Africa in the midst of political violence, debates over anti-discrimination lawa, and government-sanctoned anti-homosexual rhetoric.

"A vivid ethnography that presents a challenging analysis of the paradoxical effects of a project that follows the model of many, many parallel projects all over the world. Engages a specific locality with societal problems and theoretical issues. Ideal for teaching." Peter Geschiere, University of Amsterdam

Robert Lorway is Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
Lubbe-De Beer (C.) & Marnell (J.) eds. HOME AFFAIRS, rethinking lesbian, bisexual and transgender families in contemporary South Africa
299 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. R210
A collection of essays and interviews that explore and document the experiences of LGBT families in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Outsider Discourse Surrounding Children's Experiences of Familial Identity in Sam-Sex-Parented Families" by Diana Breshears and Aliza le Roux
"Familiar Claims: representations of Same-Gendered Families in South African Mainstream News Media" by Tracy Morison and Vasu Reddy
"Erased, Elided and Made Invisible? A critical analysis of research on bisexual parenthood and families" by Ingrid Lynch
"M/Other Families: some introductory comments to the Project" by Natasha Distiller and Jean Brundit
"'Two Women Can't Make a Baby': South African lesbians' negotiation with heteronormativity around issues of reproduction" by Natalie Donaldson and Lindy Wilbraham
"Am I That Name? Middle-class lesbian motherhood in post-apartheid South Africa" by Natasha Distiller
"Breaking the Silence: a discussion on intimate partner violence in gay-male relationships" by Gabriel Khan and Yolan Moodley
"Coming Out to Families: adolescent disclosure practices in the Western Cape" by Veronica Robertson and Charmaine Louw.
Mager (A.K.) BEER, SOCIABILITY, AND MASCULINITY IN SOUTH AFRICA,
232 pp., paperback, Cape Town & Bloomington, 2010. R288
Anne Mager examines the culture of drinking in South Africa. She "looks at the current commerce of beer, its valourizing of male sociability and sports, and the corporate culture of South African Breweries (SAB)".

Anne Mager is Associate Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of "Gender and the Making of a South African Bantustan: a social history of the Ciskei, 1945-1959".
Malan (R.) & Johaardien (A.) comps. YES, I AM!, writing by South African gay men
175 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R160
A collection of writing by gay South African men including Sir Anthony Sher, Damon Galgut, Shaun de Waal, Edwin Cameron, Zackie Achmat, Pieter Dirk Uys, K Sello Duiker, Simon Nkoli and Jonny Steinberg. Includes essays, fiction and poetry.
Maticka-Tyndale (E.), Tiemoko (R.) & Makinwa-Adebusoye (P.) eds. HUMAN SEXUALITY IN AFRICA, beyond reproduction
244 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
Contributions include "Sex Education: do our teens do it?" by Scholatica Nganda,
"Sexuality and the Marriage Institution in Islam: an appraisal" by Hajiya Bilikisu Yusuf,
"Married Couples and the Expression of Sexuality During and After Middle Age" by Michael Moloney,
"Health and the Individual Right to Sexual Pleasure and Choice" by Sophie B.Oluwole, and
"Sexuality and Religion in the Time of AIDS" by Barbara Schmid.

Eleanor Maticka-Tybdale is Professor of Sociology and Canda Research Chair in Social Justice and Sexual Health at the University of Windsor, Canada.
Richmond Tiemoko is Director of the Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC).
Paulina Makinwa-Adebusoye is presently a member of of the Advisory and Review Group of the Migration and Development Research Centre on Migrastion, Globalization and Poverty, University of Sussex, and a member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Japan.
McKinnon (J.) A TAPESTRY OF LIVES, Cape women of the 17th century
126 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
June McKinnon profiles more than 40 women and girls: Khoekhoe and Bushmen (San) women, wives of Dutch governors, slave women, peasant farmers' wives, French Huguenot women, inn-keepers and prostitutes.
Meersman (B.) 80 GAYS AROUND THE WORLD,
270 pp., map, paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R220
A collection of stories taken from Brent Meersman's travel diaries which he kept while travelling around the world exploring how gay men live.

"These stories transcend the gay theme, they are about people making (or failing to make) their way in the world. Their essential human condition is easy to feel and identity with." Mike Nicol

Brent Meersman's novels include "Five Lives at Noon", Reports Before Daybreak" and "Primary Coloured". He contributes regularly to the Mail & Guardian newspaper. He lives in Cape Town.
Meyer (M.) & Struthers (H.) eds. (UN)COVERING MEN, rewriting masculinity and health in South Africa
211 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2012. R230
Between 2009 and 2011 journalism fellows of the HIV & AIDS Media Project researched whether it is possible to write about men, masculinity and HIV in a new way. The result is this collection of articles, blogs and photo essays that focus on men's varied roles in the HIV epidemic.

Includes contributions by Willemien Brummer, Lungi Langa, Thabisile Dlamini, Pieter van Zyl, Mthetho Tshemese and Wilson Johwa.

"The journalism in this book rises above the norm, bringing us voices we do not easily hear, upsetting stereotypes and generalities. It challenges editors and reporters to think again about how they can and should cover such issues." Anton Harber
Mkhize (N.), Bennett (J.), Reddy (V.) & Moletsane (R.) THE COUNTRY WE WANT TO LIVE IN, hate crimes and homophobia in the lives of black lesbian South Africans
66 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R50
This book is based on a seminar held during the 2006 16 Days of Activism for no Violence againt Women and Children. It also provides an update of subsequent events and offers recommendations for research, policy and practice. It is not, however, a detailed analysis of the state of affairs concerning lesbians in South Africa.

"This text is long overdue. From 'The Rose has Thorns' campaign in 2003 to now, our communities have spoken out against the infestation of violent hate crimes that invade our lesbian and trans' lives. We are supposed to be protected from discrimination by our laws, but families continue to lose their beloved ones to callous murders, and 'curative rapes'. It is time that we, as citizens in our respective countries, call for an end to these atrocities." Zanele Muholi

"This groundbreaking text emphasises the reality of ongoing violence against black lesbians that has for too long remained hidden and ignored in a country praised for its progressive constitution and forward thinking on LGBT issues. Through an innovative partnership between academics, non-governmental organisations and activists, the text highlights the pain of experience through the voices of those most affected. Anyone who reads this text should be outraged and compelled to act." Vicei Tallis, Programme Manager, HIV and AIDS Programme, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
More (P.M.) SEX & RACISM, psycho-sexual racism and the myth of the black libido, New Frank Talk, critical essays on the Black condition, no.9
41 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2011. R25
New Frank Talk is "a radical journal of critical essays about the black condition in post-94 South Africa. It is published by newspaper columnist and social commentator, Andile Mngxitama, who is preoccupied with contributing towards a revolutionary Black Consciousness." from inside the back cover

"There are two dominant and powerful streams of thought: the black man is his penis, the white man his soul and brains. Within these two truth formations the first is perpetually a victim of state and society-sanctioned violence and the second the perpetrator in defense of civilization against the marauding black phallus! Drawing on Fanonian insights, Mabogo Percy More invites us to a re-examination of these premises. It's a fantastic invite!" Andile Mngxitama, from his editorial

Morgan (R.), Marais (C.) & Wellbeloved (J.R.) eds. TRANS, transgender life stories from South Africa
244 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2009. R165
A collection of first-person accounts by transgender South Africans. The book began as an oral history project undertaken by Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the transgender rights organisaiton, Gender DynamiX.

"The reflections on the experiences of gender contained in this book will enrich readers' understanding and deepen their awareness of the kind of very human quest that transgender people and those who love them have been undertaking for centuries." Jamison Green, author of "Becoming a Visible Man"
Morison (T.) & Macleod (C.) MEN'S PATHWAYS TO PARENTHOOD, silence and heterosexual gendered norms
157pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R180
Explores the social and interpersonal processes involved in a white Afrikaans-speaking South African man's decision to become a parent.

Tracy Morison works as a researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council and is a research associate of the Rhodes University Psychology Department and Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction research programme.
Catriona Macleod is Professor of Psychology and SARChI chair of the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction research programme at Rhodes University.
Motsei (M.) THE KANGA AND THE KANGAROO COURT, reflections on the rape trial of Jacob Zuma
208 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2007. R145
Mmatshilo Motsei examines the rape trial of Jacob Zuma, seeing it as a mirror that reflects "the hidden yet public forms of violence against women in their homes, marriages, churches and political organisations.

Motsei is the author of "Hearing Visions, Seeing Voices". She was awarded the UN Habitat Award in 2000, and is the founder of the Asiganang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training (ADAPT) programme in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg.
Mounton (E.) et al (eds.) LIVING WITH DIGNITY, African perspectives on gender equality
394pp., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2015. R500
A collection of essays that address gender equality from a theological perspective, as a fundamental expression of human dignity and justice.

Contributions include:
"Men and Women in Church and Society: equal in dignity?" by Nico Koopman
"Masks and the Men Behind Them: unmasking culturally-sanctioned gender inequality" by Edwin Zulu
"'Do not tell the person carrying you that s/he stinks': reflections in 'ubuntu' and masculinities in the context of sexual and gender-based violence and HIV" by Ezra Chitando
"'Your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you!': desire and rule in traditional Shona understandings of marriage" by Ester Rutoro
Muchemwa (K.) & Muponde (R.) eds. MANNING THE NATION, father figures in Zimbabwean literature and society
199 pp., paperback, Harare & Johannesburg, 2007. R185
Contributions include "Of Fathers and Ancestors in Charles Mungoshi's 'Waiting for the Rain'" by Neil ten Kortenaar,
"'A Man Can Try': negotiating manhoods in colonial urban spaces in Dambudzo Marechera's 'The House of Hunger' and Yvonne Vera's 'Butterfly Burning'" by Grace A.Musila,
"Intricate Spaces: the father-daughter relationship in Zimbabwean literature and culture" by Anna Chitando & Angeline M.Madongonda,
"The Strong Healthy Man: AIDS and self-delusion" by Lizzy Attree,
"Killing Fathers" by Robert Muponde.

Kizito Z.Muchemwa is a Senior Lecturer in English and Media Studies at Zimbabwe Open University.
Robert Muponde is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of the Witwatersrand.
Mugambi (H.N.) & Allan (T.J.) eds. MASCULINITIES, in African literary and cultural texts
352 pp., paperback, Banbury, 2010. R310
A collection of essays on masculinity as a cultural, historical and political concept in African oral and written literature and film.

Contributions include "The Price of Pleasure: K.Sello Duiker's 'Thirteen Cents' and the economics of homosexuality in South Africa" by Tim Johns, and
"Masculinity on Trial: gender anxiety in African song performances" by Helen Nabasuta Mugambi.

Helen Nabasuta Mugambi is a Professor of Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton.
Tuzyline Jita Allan is a Professor of English at Baruch College (CUNY).
Munro (B.M.) SOUTH AFRICA AND THE DREAM OF LOVE TO COME, queer sexuality and the struggle for freedom
337 pp., illus., paperback, Minneapolis, 2012. R375
Brenna Munro examines representations of same-sex sexuality in writing from the years of struggle against apartheid - the 1960s to the 1990s - in order to understand how gay people became imaginable as fellow citizens in the new South Africa. She looks at prison memoirs, fiction, poetry, plays, television shows, photography, and political speeches. Writers include Nadine Gordimer, J.M.Coetzee, Richard Rive, Bessie Head, and K. Sello Duiker, and Zanele Muholi's photographs.

Brenna Munro is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami.
Nasson (B.) & Grundlingh (A.) eds. THE WAR AT HOME, women and families in the Anglo-Boer War
272 pp., map, 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. R410
A collection of essays that explore the causes, nature and consequences of the internment of Boer women and children in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War.

Contributions include:
"The Defiance of the 'Bittereinder' Woman" by Helen Bradford
"In the Veld with Nonnie de la Rey" by Zelda Rowan
"Daily Life in the Concentration Camps" and "A Clash of Cultures: British doctors versus Boer women" by Elizabeth van Heyningen
"Black People and the Camps" by Bill Nasson
"'Faded Flowers'? Children in the concentration camps" by Se Duff
"The 'Terrible Laughter' of the Boers: humour in the war" by Sandra Swart
"In Emily Hobhouse's Words" by Albert Grundlingh.
Ngwena (C.) & Durojaye (E.) eds. STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION OF SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS IN THE AFRICAN REGION THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS ,
355pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2014. R385
This book uses rights-based frameworks to address some of the sexual and reproductive health challenges facing Africa, and provides human rights approaches on how these challenges can be overcome. Human rights issues addressed include access to safe abortion and emergency obstetric care; HIV/AIDS; adolescent sexual health and rights; early marriage; and gender-based sexual violence.

Charles Ngwena is Professor of Law at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.
Ebenezer Durojaye is Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape,
Nkabinde (N.Z.) BLACK BULL, ANCESTORS AND ME, my life as a lesbian sangoma
162 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R180
Nkunzi Zandile Nkabinde was born in Soweto in 1975. She works as a sangoma and as a tour guide at Constitution Hill.
O'Gorman (E.) THE FRONT LINE RUNS THROUGH EVERY WOMAN, women and local resistance in the Zimbabwean libertation war
192 pp., maps, paperback, Woodbridge, Rochester & Harare, 2011. R325
Eleanor O'Gorman explores "the dynamics of women's revolutionary involvement through the oral histories of women in Chiweshe, Zimbabwe, who took part in the national liberation struggle from 1966-1980." from the introduction

Eleanor O'Gorman is an international advisor on development, peace and conflict issues and is Senior Associate at the Gender Studies Centre & Research Associate in the Department of Politics & International Studies, University of Cambridge.
Ratele (K.) LIBERATING MASCULINITIES,
174pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2016. R290
In this collection of essays Kopano Ratele presents ways to understand the contestations around masculinity and gender relations.

"One of the best known voices on African masculinities, in both popular and scholarly circles, Kopano Ratele's new book consolidates and takes further his profound and valuable contributions to re-thinking gender in postcolonial contexts and transnational contexts. 'Liberating Maculinities' is an inspiring, beautifully written collection of essays about the intersectional complexities of being a man in contemporary South Africa, offering theoretical gems, embedded in rich ethnographic narratives, for the global project of feminist and critical masculinities scholarship." Tamara Shefer, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape

"Wow, what an insightful book about the need to engage men for the liberation of the whole humanity. For me, this book represents hope for the future, especially the last chapter on the value of feminism for men." Malose Langa, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, WIts University

Kopano Ratele is Professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at the University of South Africa (Unisa). He co-edited the books, "From Boys to Men: social constructions of masculinities in contemporary society" and "Inter-group Relations" and co-authored (with Antjie Krog and Mosisi Mpolwneu) "There Was This Goat, investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile".
Reddy (V.) et al (eds.) CARE IN CONTEXT, transnational gender perspectives
420 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R290
A collection of essays that look at gender inequalities in the context of care.

"With its focus on care in Switzerland and South Africa, this book might appear to put an unusual pair side by side. It is refreshing and thought-provoking to have 'the north' and 'the south' compared in this way, and disturbing to see what this demonstrates. These well-referenced essays from a variety of disciplines constitute a rich resource for the study of care. They set an agenda for the next round of public debate and scholarship on care, both theoretical and empirical." Francie Lund, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

"'Care in Context' brings together two of the most important themes and challenges of contemporary times: the care challenge, of how to shift the world away from uncaring and 'carelessness' towards care and caring, and the transnational challenge. 'Care in Context' is an important book, not only in terms of these urgent issues, but moreover as a model for further collaborations between 'the global North' and 'the global South'. I recommend it very warmly indeed. It is above all a contribution to peace and equality." Jeff Hearn, Örebro University, Sweden; Hanken School of Economics, Finland; University of Huddersfield, UK

Contributions include:
"Care and Social Cohesion in South Africa: political engineering versus dealing with social discordance" by Mpilo Pearl Sithole
"Parental Incapacity and Institutional Non-Responsiveness: the care framework in prenatal and early life services in South Africa" by Mokhantšo Makoae
"Are Men's Healthcare Needs Important? A critical analysis of South African health policy" by Grace Khunou
"Gender and Care in the Non-Profit Sector in South Africa: implications for welfare policy" by Leila Patel
"Narratives of Gender and Practices of Care Among Young People in Contemporary South Africa" by Tamara Shefer
"'I Am a Male, Although I Am a Little Bit Soft': men, gender, and care work in South Africa" by Robert Morrell and Rachel Jewkes
"Fragile Families' Experiences of Caring for HIV-Positive Children: selected cases from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal" by Nomvuyo Nkani.

Reddy (V.), Sandfort (T.) & Rispel (L.) eds. FROM SOCIAL SILENCE TO SOCIAL SCIENCE, same-sex sexuality, HIV & AIDS and gender in South Africa, conference proceedings
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R190
This publication grew out of the conference, "Gender, Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV/AIDS", held in Pretoria in May 2007 and jointly convened by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioural Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.

Contributions include "Researching Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV Prevention" by Peter Aggleton,
"Sexuality Research in South Africa: the policy context" by Robert Sember,
"Gender, Same-Sex Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: practical research challenges and solutions" by Pierre Brouard,
"From Social Silence to Social Science: HIV research among township men who have sex with men in South Africa" by Tim Lane,
"Sexing Women: young black lesbians' reflections on sex and responses to safe(r) sex" by Zethu Matebeni,
"A Bird's-Eye View of HIV and Gay and Lesbian Issues in Zimbabwe" by Samuel Matsikure,
"Mobilising Gay and Lesbian Organisations to Respond to the Political Challenges of the South African HIV epidemic" by Nathan Geffen, Zethu Cakata, Renay Pillay and Paymon Ebrahimzadeh, and
"Lessons Learned from Current South African HIV/AIDS Research Among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Populations" by Dawie Nel.
Reid (G.) ABOVE THE SKYLINE, Reverend Tsietsi Thandekiso and the founding of an African gay church
212 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2010. R195
An ethnographic study of The Hope and Unity Metropolitan Community Church, which adopts the rhetoric, style and rituals of Pentecostal worship, founded in 1994 by Reverend Tsietsi Thandekiso, for lesbian and gay Africans in search of a spiritual home.

Graeme Reid is a lecturer in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies and Anthropology at Yale University. He is co-author of "Waiting to Happen: HIV/AIDS in southern Africa" and co-editor of "Refiguring the Archive", "Sex and Politics in South Africa" and "Men Behaving Differently".
Reid (G.) HOW TO BE A REAL GAY, gay identities in small-town South Africa
306 pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2013. R335
This book grew out of a series of workshops organised between 2003 and 2005 by gay activists in the small town on Ermelo, South Africa, and focuses on everyday practices of gayness and the creation of safe gay spaces.

Includes photographs by Sabelo Mlangeni.

Graeme Reid is the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch in New York. He is also the author of "Above the Skyline: the Reverend Tsietsi Thandekiso and the founding of an African gay church".
Richards (N.) & du Toit (C.) eds. BEING A WOMAN IN CAPE TOWN, telling your story
112pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R250
Woman Zone, an NPO designed to bring together women from Cape Town, was created in 2014. This book grew out of one of their projects, 13Women storytelling: throughout 2014, 13 women from very different areas of greater Cape Town told their stories in their own communities to an audience of women. Their stories are recorded in this book.
Richter (L.) & Morrell (R.) eds. BABA, men and fatherhood in South Africa
326 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. R160
Contributions include "On Being a Father and Poor in South Africa Today" by Francis Wilson,
"Migrancy, Family Dissolution and Fatherhood" by Mamphela Ramphele and Linda Richter,
"Fatherhood from an African Cultural Perspective" by Desmond Lesejane,
"HIV/AIDS and the Crisis of Care for Children" by Chris Desmond and Cos Desmond,
Being a Father in a Man's World: the experience of goldmine workers" by Marlize Rabe, and much more.
Röhrs (S.), Smythe (D.), Hsieh (A.) & de Souza (M.) eds. IN SEARCH OF EQUALITY, women, law and society in Africa
252 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. R320
A collection of essays on women's rights in seven African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Malawi, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire.

Contributions include:
"Challenges in litigation on gender issues in Namibia" by Dianne Hubbard
"Gender Equality in Customary Marriages in South Africa" by Mikateko Joyce Maluleke
"Ending Impunity for Hate Crimes Against Black Lesbians in South Africa" by Wendy Isaak.
Samuelson (M.) REMEMBERING THE NATION, DISMEMBERING WOMEN?, stories of the South African transition
272 pp., paperback, Pietermaritzburg, 2007. R250
Examines fictional and autobiographical representations of women produced during the first decade of democracy in South Africa. Writers studied include Zoë Wicomb, J.M.Coetzee, Sindiwe Magona, Zakes Mda, Njabulo Ndebele, Elleke Boehmer, André Brink, Zubeida Jaffer and Mamphela Ramphele.

Meg Samuelson is a senior lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Stellenbosch.
Scanlon (H.) REPRESENTATION & REALITY, portraits of women's lives in the Western Cape, 1948-1976
318 pp., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R246
Helen Scanlon draws on the personal narratives of Western Cape women from across the political spectrum to examine some of the regional social and political forces that shaped their lives in the 1950s and 1960s.

Includes portraits of Ray Alexander, Eulalie Stott, Dora Tamana, Mildred Ramakaba Lesiea, Elizabeth van der Heyden and Elizabeth Abrahams.
Segall (K.) PERFORMING DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ AND SOUTH AFRICA, gender, media, and resistance
290pp., illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 2013. R830
After twenty years of working with guerilla fighter in the Kurdish region of Iraq, refugees in Iran, interreligious groups in Morocco, and former political prisoners in South Africa, Kimberly Segall offers a view of how groups use media, art and popular culture to protest against injustice and to create new political identities.

"Segall engages some of the most innovative artists of contemporary South African theatre, including Brett Bailey, Yael Farber, and Nadia Davids. Performing artists' meditations on the complexities of post-apartheid democracy illuminate the gulf between South Africa's constitution, with its progressive aspirations for human rights, and the legacies of an apartheid past evident in persistent violence and socio-economic inequality today." Catherine Cole, author of "Performing South Africa's Truth Commission: stages of transition".
Shaikh (S.) SUFI NARRATIVES OF INTIMACY, Ibn 'Arabi, gender and sexuality
285 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R265
Also published in the USA.

Drawing especially on the works of Ibn al-'Arabi Sa'diyya Shaikh examines "ways in which Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and legal formations" (from the back cover). She addresses questions around women's rights in marriage and divorce, the politics of veiling, and women's leadership of ritual prayer.

"A revolutionary work of scholarship. 'Sufi Narratives of Intimacy' should become the indispensable starting point for all theologically oriented studies of gender in Islam. This is a work that cannot be ignored - it should become a classic of Sufi studies." Vincent Cornell, Emory University

Sa'diyya Shaikh is senior lecturer in religious studies at the University of Cape Town.
Shefer (T.), Ratele (K.), Strebel (A.), Shabalala (N.) & Buikema (R.) eds. FROM BOYS TO MEN, social constructions of masculinity in contemporary society
280 pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. R290
This work arises from the conference, "From Boys to Men: masculinities & risk", held in Cape Town in Janurary 2005.

Contributions include "Researching and working with boys and young men in southern Africa in the context of HIV/Aids: a radical approach" by Rob Pattman,
"Do you want to be a father? School-going youth in Durban schools at the turn of the 21st century" by Robert Morrell,
"'A woman cannot marry a boy': rescue, spectacle and transitional Xhosa masculinities" by Pumla Dineo Gqola,
"Social construction of masculinity on the racial and gendered margins of Cape Town" by Elaine Salo,
"Cultural change, Zulu masculinity and intergenerational conflict in the context of civil war in Pietermaritzburg (1987-1991)" by Mxolisi Mchunu, and
"Masculinities in the ANC-led liberation movement"by Raymond Suttner.
Simbo (C.) LOVING THE AFRICAN MAN, for women, a must read for men
102 pp., paperback, Wandsbeck, 2013. R130
Lawyer and academic Chiedza Simbo discusses the issues facing African men and women in their relationships. This book is self-published.
Smythe (D.) RAPE UNRESOLVED, policing sexual offences in South Africa
316pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015. R325
Dee Smythe investigates the criminal justice response to rape in South Africa and uncovers "the fault line between the state's rhetorical commitment to addressing sexual violence through legal guarantees and the actual application of these laws" from the back cover

Dee Smythe is the Director of the Centre for Law and Society and Professor of Public Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town. She co-edited "In Search of Equality: women, law and society in Africa", "Marriage, Land & Custom", "Sexual Offences Commentary" and "Should We Consent? Rape law reform in South Africa".
Stanley (L.) IMPERIALISM, LABOUR AND THE NEW WOMAN, Olive Schreiner's social theory
194pp., map, paperback, Durham, 2002. R550
A reconceptualisation of the scope and importance of Olive Schreiner's economic and political writings on South Africa, her ideas about genre and form, and her contribution as a feminist theorist.

Liz Stanley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She is co-editor of "The World's Great Question, Olive Schreiner's South African letters, 1889-1920" (2014).
Steyn (M.) & van Zyl (M.) eds. THE PRIZE AND THE PRICE, shaping sexualities in South Africa
416 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2009. R290
Contributions include "Colouring Sexualities: how some black South African schoolgirls respond to 'racial' and gendered inequalities" by Rob Pattman and Deevia Bhana,
"Glamour, Glitz and Girls: the meanings of femininity in high school Matric Ball culture in urban South Africa" by Elaine Salo and Bianca Davids,
"E-race-ing the Line: South African interacial relationships yesterday and today" by Rebecca Sherman and Melissa Steyn,
"Renegotiating Masculinity in the Lowveld: narratives of male-male sex in compounds, prisons and at home" by Isak Niehaus,
"Fauna, Flora and Fucking: female sex safaris in South Africa" by Haley McEwan,
"Are Blind People Better Lovers?" by Reinette Popplestone, and
"Sexuality in Later Life" by Helena Thornton, Felix Potocnik and Jacqueline Muller.

Melissa Steyn is Associate Professor in Sociology and Director of Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa (INCUDISA) at the University of Cape Town.
Mikki van Zyl runs her own business, Simply Said and Done, consulting on gender and sexualities.
Swartz (S.) & Bhana (A.) TEENAGE TATA, vioces of young fathers in South Africa
121 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2009. R50
An in-depth study of impoverished young South African men who become fathers while teenagers.

"Becoming a young father is often portrayed as a personal disaster. In this book, we are taken beyond this story of misfortune into the rich emotional worlds of young, black South African fathers." Robert Morrell, Professor of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

"'Teenage Tata' is beautifully written and well-illustrated with the words of the protagonists. What beams through is the responsibility young men feel towards their children, and their emotional investment in them. But what is also evident is that these young men have very few options for realising this sense of responsibility. It is plain that this study will be a landmark on the path towards the development of innovative programmes to assist young fathers." Linda Richter, Executive Director, Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Programme (CYFSD), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

Dr Sharlene Swartz is a sociologist and researcher at the CYFSD, HSRC, and a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Arvin Bhana is a psychologist and Deputy Executive Director at CYFSD, and an adjunct associate professor in the School of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Tamale (S.) ed. AFRICAN SEXUALITIES, a reader
656 pp., paperback, Oxford etc., 2011. R330
A collection of over sixty contributions by mostly African writers and thinkers on the plurality of African sexualities. Incorporates original research and analysis, life stories and fiction and poetry.

Essays include:
"TRACKS: researching sexualities walking abOUT the city of Johannesburg" by Zethu Matebeni
"'Getting the Nation Talking About Sex': reflections on the politics of sexuality and nation-building in post-apartheid South Africa" by Deborah Posel
"The 'Perils' of Sex and the Panics of Race: the dangers of interracial sex in colonial Southern Rhodesia" by Oliver Phillips
"Guilty Until Proven Innocent: politics versus the press in defence of reproductive rights in Zambia" by Wilma Nchito
"Sexuality, Gender and Disability in South Africa" by Washeila Sait, Theresa Lorenzo, Melissa Steyn and Mikki van Zyl
"The Realities of 'Choice' in Africa: implications for sexuality, vulnerability and HIV/AIDS" by Chi-Chi Undie
"Sangoma-hood, Abstinence and Celibacy among 'Tangoma' in Swaziland' by Hebron L.Ndlovu
"Through Zanele Muholi's Eyes: re/imagining ways of seeing Black lesbians" by Pumla Dineo Gqola

"Sylvia Tamale has given us a jewel of a book, drawing together a dazzling array of contributors from all over the continent to offer the most eloquent repudiation of the many myths about sexualities in Africa. This landmark collection deserves to be widely read." Professor Andrea Cornwall, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

"This volume far surpasses its stated objective of 'amplifying the voices of Africans' by situating these in a critical and post-colonial feminist framework, offering profound insights into the troubling dynamics of power, domination, subjectivity and cultural liberation that variously affects the continent's people in today's globalising world. It gives voice to seismic shifts in the politics of sexuality that are currently taking place. Tamale's reputation as a courageous and highly accomplished feminist legal scholar and activist no doubt facilitated the stupendous outreach and research engagements that lie behind this volume." Professor Amina Mama, University of California-Davis

Sylvia Tamale is a feminist lawyer and scholar based at Makerere University in Uganda.
Thomas (G.) THE SEXUAL DEMON OF COLONIAL POWER, Pan-African embodiment and erotic schemes of empire
200 pp., paperback, Bloomington, 2007. R225
Greg Thomas analyses the sexual politics of slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonialism as well as ideas about bodies and offers an anti-racist, anti-imperialist Pan-African approach to theory, fiction, cinema, and popluar culture.

Greg Thomas is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University and founder and editor of "Proud Flesh: new Afrikan journal of culture, politics, & consciousness".
Tomson (A.) ALWAYS ANASTACIA, a transgender life in South Africa
206pp., paperback, Johnnesburg, 2016. R240
A memoir by Johannesbug doctor Anastacia Tomson about transitioning and being transgender.
Twala (N.) et. al. MY DREAM IS TO BE BOLD, our work to end patriarchy
262 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R220
A collection of nineteen feminist activists' reflections on the position of women in South Africa. All the women are members of Feminist Alternatives (FemAL), a group working against sexism and oppression in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"Sikhula Sonke - a women led farm workers' trade union and social movement" by Wendy Pekeur
"Feminist Political Education, Building Women's Leadership for activists" by Anna Davies-van Es
"Grassroots Feminist Activism, United Against Starvation, Women of Action" by Jean Beukes
"Feminism, HIV/AIDS and Women's Experiences - a decade of activism" by Promise Mthembu
"Informal Settlements in Struggle" by Lorraine Heunis
"The Surplus People's Project on the Agrarian Reform for Food Sovereignty Campaign" by Ronald Wesso.
van Marle (K.) ed. SEX, GENDER, BECOMING, post-apartheid reflections
203 pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2006. R190
Reflections on "change and transformation and how these changes and transformations affect our sexed and gendered lives".

Contributions include "Technology and Transsexuality: secret alliances" by Amanda du Preez,
"Exhibiting the Explusion of Transgression" by Rory du Plessis,
"Agency amidst Adversity: poverty and women's reproductive lives" by Kammila Naidoo,
"Domestic Violence in South Africa: a restorative justice response" by Jean Triegaardt and Mike Batley, and more.
Zerai (A.) HYPERMASCULINITY, STATE VIOLENCE, AND FAMILY WELL-BEING IN ZIMBABWE, an Africana feminist analysis of maternal and child health
228pp., maps, paperback, Trenton, 2014. R350
“Exaggerated masculinity and state violence have long been close companions, the unsavory duo a grave danger to the health and wellbeing of women and children, especially. Assata Zerai’s searching analysis of postcolonial Zimbabwe artfully unpacks that companionship. The chilling consequences – in maternal and child mortality, malnutrition, and physical and emotional health – are here displayed in a rare synthesis of quantitative methodology and feminist analysis, Africana feminist analysis. It is a singular achievement that will command attention across the social and human sciences, from Africanists, feminists, and scholars of the African diaspora, among others. Through it all, the author’s gaze is firmly fixed on the general reader. Zerai has at once made a unique contribution to scholarship and struggle—the struggle against the multiple and related forms of oppression her book highlights, in and out of Zimbabwe.”
—Michael West, Professor of Africana Studies, Sociology and History at Binghamton University

Assata Zerai is Associate Professor of Sociology anf African Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.