PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, the Gerald Kraak anthology, African perspectives on gender, social justice and sexuality

: Msimang (S.) ed.

R 260.00
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167pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017.


A collection of the short-listed entries to the inaugural award, named after anti-apartheid activist Gerald Kraak (1956-2014). The Gerald Kraak Award is a joint initiative between The Other Foundation and the Jacana Literary Foundation.

Includes fiction, poetry, journalism, academic writing and photography from across Africa. Contributions by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Beyes de Vos, Tania Haberland, Julia Hango, Justin Dingwall and Dean Hutton from South Africa. The joint winners were Farah Ahamed (Kenya) for her short story "Poached Eggs" and Sarah Waiswa (Uganda) for her photo-essay "Stranger in a Familiar Land"

"This anthology walks the line between all that is dissident and everything that is normative. The stories in this collection zigzag between a desire for justice and a refusal to be merely tolerated. In these pages you will find storylines that are achingly familiar, which play with tropes and mine them for truth. You will find characters that come from the future, whose tenacity resists categorisation even as it reflects a resilience we have always demonstrated. This collection reflects a political moment across this continent, a moment that is defined by space and freedom even as these continue to be constrained. In other words, this is a queer collection." Sisonke Msimange, editor and head judge