Defiant Desire

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Mark Gevisser, Edwin Cameron
Psychology Press, 1995 - Social Science - 376 pages
In deze bundel zijn de volgende artikelen opgenomen over lesbische vrouwen in Zuid-Afrika: A different fight for freedom : a history of South African lesbian and gay organisation from the 1950s to the 1990s /Mark Gevisser ; "Unapprehended felons" : gays and lesbians and the law in South Africa / Edwin Cameron ; Lesbian gangster / Dhianaraj Chetty , Moffies en manvroue : gay and lesbian life histories in comtemporary cape Town ; Five women : black lesbian life on the Reef / Tanya Chan Sam ; Climbing on her shoulders : an interview with Umtata's 'first lesbian' ; Wearing the pants : Butch/femme roleplaying in lesbian relationships / Julia Beffon ; The Arista sisters, september 1984 : a personal account of army drag / Matthew Krouse ; From Ada to Zelda : notes on gays and language in South Africa / Gerrit Olivier ; Exit : gay publishing in South Africa / Gerry Davidson en Ron Nerio ; A thousand forms of love : representations of homosexuality in South African literature / Shaun de Waal ; The lavender lobby : working for lesbian and gay rights within the liberation movement / Derrick Fine en Julia Nicol ; Pride of protest : drag queens, comrades, and the Lesbian and Gay Pride March / Mark Gevisser en Graeme Reid ; 'White rapists made coloureds (and homosexuals)' : the Winnie Mandela Trial and the politics of race and sexuality / Rachel holmes ; 'Lesbians in love and compromising situations' : lesbian feminist organising in the Western Cape / Mary Armour and Sheila Lapinsky ; Of gay rights and the pitfalls of the 'PC' : a polemic / Digby Ricci.

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About the author (1995)

Mark Gevisser is the author of the prizewinning "A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream" and "Portraits of Power: Profiles in a Changing South Africa". He is the coeditor of "Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa". His journalism has appeared in "The Guardian", "The New York Times", "Granta", and other publications. He is the writer of the documentary film "The Man Who Drove with Mandela", which won the Teddy Documentary Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Born in Johannesburg in 1964, he now lives in France.

Edwin Cameron has been a Justice of South Africa's highest court, the Constitutional Court, since 1 January 2009. Cameron was educated at Pretoria Boys' High School, Stellenbosch and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and won the top academic awards and prizes. During apartheid he was a human rights lawyer. President Mandela appointed him a judge in 1994. Before serving in the Constitutional Court, he was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal for eight years, and a Judge of the High Court for six. Cameron was an outspoken critic of then President Thabo Mbeki's AIDS-denialist policies, and in 2005 wrote a prize-winning memoir, Witness to AIDS, about his own experience of living with AIDS. Published in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and in translation in Germany and China, Witness to AIDS was co-winner of the prestigious Sunday Times Alan Paton award. Cameron chaired the governing council of the University of the Witwatersrand for more than ten years (1998-2008), and remains involved in charitable and public causes. He has received numerous honours for his legal and human rights work, including a special award by the Bar of England and Wales in 2002 for his 'contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights'. He is an honorary fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, London, and of Keble College, Oxford (2003), as well as an honorary bencher of the Middle Temple, London (2008). He holds honorary doctorates in law from King's College London (2008), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (2009), Oxford University (2011) and the University of St Andrews (2012).

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