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‘Corrective rape’ and the homophobic everyday in contemporary South African cultural texts

Datum: 2015-06-04
Tid: 18:00-20:00
Plats: Uppsala
Arrangör: Signe Bremer
Typ: Seminar

‘Corrective rape’ and the homophobic everyday in contemporary South African cultural texts

Before 1994, black lesbians were largely underrepresented and homosexuality was defined as ‘unAfrican’. South African artist and activist Zanele Muholi has debunked these myths in an unprecedented documentation of black lesbian’s lives. By drawing from Muholi’s visual archive, this paper will address how the black lesbian body has become a contested figure in a post-apartheid country grappling with issues of national ide...ntity and social cohesion.

Nadine Lake is a guest researcher at Uppsala university centre for gender research and a doctoral student from the University of the Free State in South Africa. See the following publication if you want to know more about her work: Lake, N. 2014. Black Lesbian Bodies: Reflections on a Queer South African Archive. Africa Insight: Development Through Knowledge, 44(1), p. 69 – 83.

Location: The centre for gender studies, the Karin Westman Berg-room
Language: English