ABOVE THE SKYLINE, Reverend Tsietsi Thandekiso and the founding of an African gay church

: Reid (G.)

R 270.00
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212 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2010


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".