THE PINK LINE, journeys across the world's queer frontiers

: Gevisser (M.)

R 300.00
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525pp., paperback, First S.A. Edition, Johannesburg, 2020


First published in the USA in 2020.

For over seven years Mark Gevisser followed protagonists from around the world to document how the conversation about sexual orientation has come to describe and divide the world in a new way.

"Gevisser has produced that rare book of non-fiction - rigorously researched, meticulously analysed and beautifully crafted.  The Pink Line is not just necessary reading for those who care about justice, it ought to be mandatory." Sisonke Msimang, author of Always Another Country

"Mark Gevisser melds vivid, often anguishing, personal stories with commanding analysis. The result is an engrossing and unforgettable book - one that treats its subjects with profound respect, but never forgets that at base our common struggle, queer or straight, is to find our own way to be sufficiently human." Justice Edwin Cameron

"Hugely ambitious and brilliantly executed, it is an engrossing and essential read." Jonny Steinberg, author of One Day in Bethlehem

"This is politics and poetry all at once. The Pink Line is a remarkable narrative of resilience, romance, and realism." Homi K. Bhabha, author of The Location of Culture

Mark Gevisser is the author of Thabo Mbeki: a dream deferred (winner of the 2008 Alan Paton Prize) and Lost and Found in Johannesburg: a memoir and co-editor of the anthology Defiant Desire: gay and lesbian lives in South Africa. His journalism has appeared in The GuardianThe New York Times, Granta, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Review of Books. The recipient of a 2012 Open Society Fellowship, he lives in Cape Town.