South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom (Hardback)Brenna Munro (author)
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Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 41 mm
"This is the most extensive and scrupulously researched account of the contradictory uses of queer sexualities in the literary imagining of the post-apartheid South African nation. It's a smart, gutsy, and moving book."-Neville Hoad, author of African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality and Globalization
"Brenna M. Munro offers a highly original, queered canon of South African writing, covering a broad swath of historical experience from 1960 until 2010. The book is densely researched, giving a concreteness to that often fuzzy notion of `intersectionality': in this case, the ways in which gender, sexuality, and nationality have played out in the dramatic narrative of the struggle against apartheid, the hopeful transition to democracy, and the more disillusioned contemporary moment."-Rita Barnard, author of Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place
"A smartly-written book about queer images in recent South Africa. The study will be extremely useful to readers in GLBT studies, and also to readers interested in South African literature, or media and cultural studies in general."-Book News, Inc.
"Munro grapples with a wide variety of both apartheid-era and post-apartheid narratives about gay life and sexuality in South Africa. In so doing, she writes queer culture into the history of South Africa's transition to democracy and beyond."-Journal of Postcolonial Writing
"All told, The Dream of Love to Come provides an exceedingly rich and detailed survey, with a clear and largely compelling argument tying the different chapters together."-The Journal of African History
"Remarkably, the study manages to be inclusive without appearing tokenistic, and conveys a genuine sense of engagement with the nation as fragmented, conflicted, yet unified in its very diversity. Meticulously researched."-Years Work in English Studies
"Develops riveting and astoundingly eloquent, pioneering queer readings of South African texts."-African Studies Review
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