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Rape Author Pumla Dineo Gqola
ISBN-10 192060152X
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 304
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Why has South Africa been labelled the 'world's rape capital'? What don't we as South Africans understand about rape? In Rape: A South African Nightmare, Pumla Dineo Gqola unpacks the complex relationship South Africa has with rape by paying attention to the patterns and trends of rape, asking what we can learn from famous cases and why South Africa is losing the battle against rape. This highly readable book leaps off the dusty book shelves of academia by asking penetrating questions and examining the shock belief syndrome that characterises public responses to rape, the female fear factory, boy rape, the rape of Black lesbians and violent masculinities. The book interrogates the high profile rape trials of Jacob Zuma, Bob Hewitt, Makhaya Ntini and Baby Tshepang as well as the feminist responses to the Anene Booysen case.

Reflecting Rogue

Reflecting Rogue Author Pumla Dineo Gqola
ISBN-10 1920601872
Release 2018-04
Pages 220
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Reflecting Rogue is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African culture by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola. In her most personal book to date, written from classic Gqola anti-racist, feminist perspectives, Reflecting Rogue delivers 20 essays of deliciously incisive brain food, all extremely accessible to a general critical readership, without sacrificing intellectual rigor. These include essays on 'Disappearing Women', where Gqola spends time exploring what it means to live in a country where women can simply disappear - from a secure Centurion estate in one case, to being a cop in another, and being taken by men who know them. 'On the beauty of feminist rage' magically weaves together the shift in gender discourse in South Africa's public spheres, using examples from #RUReferenceList, #RapeAtAzania and #RememberingKhwezi. While 'I've got all my sisters with me' explores the heady heights of feminist joy, 'A meditation on feminist friendship with gratitude' exposes a new, and more personal side to ever-incisive Gqola.

Being Chris Hani s Daughter

Being Chris Hani s Daughter Author Lindiwe Hani
ISBN-10 1920601813
Release 2017-03
Pages 256
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"When Chris Hani, leader of the South African Communist Party and heir apparent to Nelson Mandela, was brutally slain in his driveway in April 1993, he left a shocked and grieving South Africa on the precipice of civil war. But to 12-year-old Lindiwe, it was the love of her life, her daddy, who had been shockingly ripped from her life. In this intimate and brutally honest memoir, 36-year-old Lindiwe remembers the years she shared with her loving father, and the toll that his untimely death took on the Hani family."--

Pumla Dineo Gqola Rape A South African Nightmare

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ISBN-10 OCLC:1018194259
Release 2016
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Marabou Stork Nightmares

Marabou Stork Nightmares Author Irvine Welsh
ISBN-10 0393315630
Release 1997-01
Pages 264
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While lying in a coma in an Edinburgh hospital, Roy Strang experiences strange hallucinatory adventures that recount how he came to be in his current state, from his struggles with his disturbed family to a bizarre quest in Africa

What is Slavery to Me

What is Slavery to Me Author Pumla Dineo Gqola
ISBN-10 1868145077
Release 2010
Pages 247
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What is slavery to me? is the first full-length study of slave memory in the South African context. It examines the relevance and effects of slave memory for contemporary negotiations of South African gendered as well as racial identities. It draws from feminist, postcolonial and memory studies and is therefore interdisciplinary in approach. It reads memory as one way of processing this past, and interprets a variety of cultural, literary and filmic texts to ascertain the particular experiences in relation to slave pasts being fashioned, processed and disseminated. What is slavery to me? extends memory studies in South Africa, provokes new lines of inquiry, and develops new frameworks through which to think about slavery and memory in South Africa.

Not No Place

Not No Place Author Bettina Malcomess
ISBN-10 1920196552
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 256
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Based on the concept of the unfinished project Passegen-Werk by Walter Benjamin (which worked towards encapsulating in book form the identity of 19th century Paris), Not no place is a volume that brings together a vast array of texts, essays, poetry, illustrations and photographs, which vividly portray the depth and identity of Johannesburg.

Hunger Eats a Man

Hunger Eats a Man Author Nkosinathi Sithole
ISBN-10 0143538969
Release 2016-07-21
Pages 165
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Also available in Zulu under title: Indala id' indoda, published in 2012, by VukaNathi Books.

A Renegade Called Simphiwe

A Renegade Called Simphiwe Author Pumla Dineo Gqola
ISBN-10 9781920601102
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 180
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Hailed by the media as ‘South Africa’s Jazz Diva No#1’ and ‘the best thing to happen to Afro-Soul music since Miriam Makeba’, Dana is listened to and loved both locally and abroad. A Renegade Called Simphiwe, penned by highly respected writer, cultural rogue and academic, Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola, is part biography, part analysis; unconventional like its subject, and unravels the ‘Simphiwe phenomenon’ and the world that makes her possible.

The Cocaine Diaries

The Cocaine Diaries Author Jeff Farrell
ISBN-10 9781780574233
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 272
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‘It won’t happen to me. That’s what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did – I got caught.’ Caught smuggling half a million euros’ worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring escape from South America . . . Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques: a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits. The Cocaine Diaries is a remarkable story, told by Keany with honesty, courage and even humour, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last.

My Traitor s Heart

My Traitor s Heart Author Rian Malan
ISBN-10 9780802193902
Release 2012-03-11
Pages 368
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“Here is truth-telling at its most exemplary and courageous. The remorseless exercise of a reporter’s anguished conscience gives us a South Africa we thought we knew all about: but we knew nothing.” —John le Carré My Traitor’s Heart is an astonishing work of reportage, at once beautiful, horrifying, and profound—a book unlike any other about South Africa. Rian Malan is an Afrikaner, scion of a centuries-old clan deeply involved in the creation of apartheid. As a young crime reporter, Malan covered the atrocities of an undeclared race war and ultimately fled the country, unhinged by what he had seen. Eight years later, he returns to confront his own demons, and those that are tearing his country apart. Written in the final years of apartheid’s bloody collapse, My Traitor’s Heart still resonates, offering a chilling—but ultimately redemptive—vision of the darkest recesses of the black and white South African psyches.


Smacked Author Melinda Ferguson
ISBN-10 9780143527305
Release 2012-09-27
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Smacked is the powerful, uncompromising story of one woman's downward spiral into addiction. Hooked on heroin and crack cocaine, Melinda Ferguson gave up everything she cared about - her children, her marriage, her career - in pursuit of the next fix, the next high. Bold, raw and unashamedly honest, Smacked is a tale of loss and rehabilitation that takes us to the darkest corners of an addict's psyche.

Check It While I Wreck It

Check It While I Wreck It Author Gwendolyn D. Pough
ISBN-10 9781555538545
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 256
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Hip-hop culture began in the early 1970s as the creative and activist expressions -- graffiti writing, dee-jaying, break dancing, and rap music -- of black and Latino youth in the depressed South Bronx, and the movement has since grown into a worldwide cultural phenomenon that permeates almost every aspect of society, from speech to dress. But although hip-hop has been assimilated and exploited in the mainstream, young black women who came of age during the hip-hop era are still fighting for equality. In this provocative study, Gwendolyn D. Pough explores the complex relationship between black women, hip-hop, and feminism. Examining a wide range of genres, including rap music, novels, spoken word poetry, hip-hop cinema, and hip-hop soul music, she traces the rhetoric of black women "bringing wreck." Pough demonstrates how influential women rappers such as Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Lil' Kim are building on the legacy of earlier generations of women -- from Sojourner Truth to sisters of the black power and civil rights movements -- to disrupt and break into the dominant patriarchal public sphere. She discusses the ways in which today's young black women struggle against the stereotypical language of the past ("castrating black mother," "mammy," "sapphire") and the present ("bitch," "ho," "chickenhead"), and shows how rap provides an avenue to tell their own life stories, to construct their identities, and to dismantle historical and contemporary negative representations of black womanhood. Pough also looks at the ongoing public dialogue between male and female rappers about love and relationships, explaining how the denigrating rhetoric used by men has been appropriated by black women rappers as a means to empowerment in their own lyrics. The author concludes with a discussion of the pedagogical implications of rap music as well as of third wave and black feminism. This fresh and thought-provoking perspective on the complexities of hip-hop urges young black women to harness the energy, vitality, and activist roots of hip-hop culture and rap music to claim a public voice for themselves and to "bring wreck" on sexism and misogyny in mainstream society.

I m the girl who was raped

I m the girl who was raped Author Hattingh, Michelle
ISBN-10 9781920590628
Release 2016-04-30
Pages 198
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That morning, Michelle presented her Psychology honours thesis on rape. It began: 'A woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being raped than learning how to read...' That evening, celebrating her degree, she and a friend go to the beach, where they are both robbed, assaulted and raped. Within minutes of getting help, Michelle realises she'll never be herself again. She's now 'the girl who was raped'. This book is Michelle's fight to be herself again. Of the taint she feels, despite the support and resources at her disposal as the child of a successful middle-class family. Of the fall-out to friendships, job, identity. It's Michelle's brave way of standing up for the many women in South Africa who are raped every day.

The Kanga and the Kangaroo Court

The Kanga and the Kangaroo Court Author Mmatshilo Motsei
ISBN-10 1770092552
Release 2007
Pages 208
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Inspired by rare strength and courage, this gripping narrative tells the story of a young woman—known variously as “Khwezi” and “the complainant”—who made a principled decision to lay a charge of rape against Jacob Zuma, a man who was a father-figure, a family friend, a comrade—and the deputy president of South Africa. She took on the fight against considerable odds, Zuma being one of the most popular and powerful political leaders of his time. Enduring prolonged public attacks, she listened to Zuma supporters chant “Burn the Bitch” outside the courtroom during her trial. Her accusers and the judge concurred that having worn a kanga that evening, the complainant had, like so many other women, “asked for it.” Crushed and conquered by the mechanics of power, she was forced to flee into exile. By using the trial of Jacob Zuma as a mirror, this account reveals the hidden yet public forms of violence against women in their homes, marriages, and churches. Caught in the crossfire of the nation’s political succession battle, this young woman refused to back down. Her story outlines the particular ways in which women can be subjugated by power, and by speaking out, she amplified the muffled screams of the countless victims of those who parade their authority in parliament, government, and religion.

The Victoria Mxenge Housing Project

The Victoria Mxenge Housing Project Author Salma Ismail
ISBN-10 1919895523
Release 2015-01
Pages 192
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At the beginning of South Africa's democratic change in 1994, the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project was founded, by a group of 30 women. The desolate piece of land they occupied is now a thriving, sustainable community of more than 5,000 houses. Over a period of 10 years the author has tracked the Victoria Mxenge Housing Association, from its start as a development organisation to its evolution into a social movement to its status as a service provider.

Lean Out

Lean Out Author Dawn Foster
ISBN-10 9781910924037
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 87
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Sheryl Sandberg’s business advice book, Lean In, was heralded as a defining moment in attitudes to women in business. But for all its commercial success, it proposed a model of feminism that was individualistic and unthreatening to capital. In her powerful debut work Lean Out, acclaimed journalist Dawn Foster unpicks how the purportedly feminist message of Sandberg’s book neatly exempts patriarchy, capitalism and business from any responsibility for changing the position of women in contemporary culture. It looks at the rise of a corporate ‘1% feminism’, and at how feminism has been defanged and depoliticised at a time when women have borne the brunt of the financial crash and the gap between rich and poor is widening faster than ever. Surveying business, media, culture and politics, Foster asks whether this ‘trickledown’ feminism offers any material gain for women collectively, or acts as mere window-dressing PR for the corporations who caused the financial crash. She concludes that ‘leaning out’ of the corporate model is a more effective way of securing change than leaning in. From the Trade Paperback edition.