The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Author: Sisonke Msimang

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925774465

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5859

An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela

On Violence and On Violence Against Women

Author: Jacqueline Rose

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571332730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 5666

A blazingly insightful, provocative study of violence against women from the peerless feminist critic. 'To read Rose is to understand that there is no border between us and the world; it is an invitation to a radical kind of responsibility.' NEW YORK TIMES 'It's really hard for me to overestimate how important [Rose's] work has been for me . . . I don't feel like that about very many writers.' MAGGIE NELSON, GRAND JOURNAL 'An immense achievement.' JUDE KELLY CBE 'Timeless.' HELEN PANKHURST CBE 'Explodes the myth that violence and misogyny only happens to other women.' VAL McDERMID Why has violence - particularly against women - become exponentially more prominent and visible across the world? Tracking multiple forms of today's violence - ranging through trans rights and #MeToo; the suffragette movement and the sexual harassment faced by migrant women; and the sharp increase in domestic violence over the course of the pandemic - this blazing exploration is an agitation against injustice and a formidable call to action from a world-renowned feminist thinker. 'This book confirms Jacqueline Rose's position as one of the world's foremost public intellectuals.' MARK GEVISSER, author of The Pink Line 'Ambitious, sobering . . . hugely important.' LAUREN ELKIN 'These provocative essays probe assumptions that both fuel and mask violence in Western culture.' NEW YORKER 'A daring thinker, willing to make bold statements and take imaginative leaps.' NEW STATESMAN 'Surprising and original . . . [Rose's] real power, what makes her necessary as well as unique, may be how she teaches readers to ask probing questions on their own.' NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS 'For anyone looking to educate themselves on this essential subject, start here and now.' ESQUIRE 'A formidable intellectual . . . this is not a wimpy and apolitical retreat into an ivory tower, but the deepest possible engagement with being human.' WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS

Different Lives

Author: Hans Renders,David Veltman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004434976

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

View: 3801

Internationally acclaimed biographies are mostly written by Anglophone biographers. How does biography function as a public genre in the rest of the world? Different Lives offers a global perspective on the biographical tradition by seventeen scholars of fifteen different countries.


Author: Desiree Lewis,Gabeba Baderoon

Publisher: Wits University Press

ISBN: 1776146131

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1626

An anthology dedicated to contemporary Black South African feminist writing influential to today's scholars and radical thinkers Surfacing: On Being Black and Feminist in South Africa is the first collection dedicated to contemporary Black South African feminist perspectives. Leading feminist theorist, Desiree Lewis, and poet and feminist scholar, Gabeba Baderoon, have curated contributions by some of the finest writers and thought leaders into an essential resource. Radical polemic sits side by side with personal essays, and critical theory coexists with rich and stirring life histories. The collection demonstrates a dazzling range of feminist voices from established scholars and authors to emerging thinkers, activists and creative practitioners. The writers within these pages use creative expression, photography and poetry in eclectic, interdisciplinary ways to unearth and interrogate representations of blackness, sexuality, girlhood, history, divinity, and other themes. Surfacing asks: what do the African feminist traditions that exist outside the canon look and feel like? What complex cultural logics are at work outside the centers of power? How do spirituality and feminism influence each other? What are the histories and experiences of queer Africans? What imaginative forms can feminist activism take? Surfacing is indispensable to anyone interested in feminism from Africa, which its contributors show in vivid and challenging conversation with the rest of the world. It will appeal to a diverse audience of students, activists, critical thinkers, academics and artists.

Black Women's Rights

Author: Carole Boyce Davies

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1793612390


Page: 347

View: 3950

This book studies the manifestation of leadership as expressed, narrativized, and represented by women of African descent. It uses the language of "rights" and "power" to assert that Black women find strategic alternatives to the male-dominated leadership status quo and are the leaders of the future.

Unsettling Apologies

Author: Melanie Judge,Dee Smythe

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1529227984

Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 6558

There has recently been a global resurgence of demands for the acknowledgement of historical and contemporary wrongs, as well as for apologies and reparation for harms suffered. Drawing on the histories of injustice, dispossession and violence in South Africa, this book examines the cultural, political and legal role, and value of, an apology. It explores the multiple ways in which ‘sorry’ is instituted, articulated and performed, and critically analyses its various forms and functions in both historical and contemporary moments. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of contributors, the book’s analysis offers insights that will be invaluable to global debates on the struggle for justice.

Zero Hour: A Countdown to the Collapse of South Africa's Apartheid System

Author: Geoffrey Hebdon

Publisher: Interactive Publications

ISBN: 1922830046

Category: History

Page: 820

View: 3617

This enlightening book focuses on the history of how the ethnic groups of Africa, eventually joined by white colonizers from Europe, created the seedbed for the hateful apartheid system in Southern Africa. The reader learns how apartheid began, the dehumanizing effects it had on the black population, and how it was finally abolished in its ‘zero hour’ in 1994. Written by historian, writer and researcher Geoffrey Hebdon, this is the second in a series that covers the experience of a British citizen who emigrated to South Africa during that era, and records in vivid detail his responses to the apartheid system and how South Africa and neighbouring countries evolved after apartheid was abolished. As well as the first European settlers and the white Afrikaners’ attempted enslavement of the black population, the book also covers the Zulu wars, the Anglo-Boer wars and individuals who supported apartheid such as Cecil Rhodes and the whites-only National Party of South Africa. Also covered are prominent leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) and the black revolutionaries who fought against apartheid, many of whom gave their lives or served life sentences for their “struggle”, including Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president after serving years in prison.

Written Out

Author: Joel Cabrita

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821447890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 407

View: 5318

Systemic racism and sexism caused one of South Africa’s most important writers to disappear from public consciousness. Is it possible to justly restore her historical presence? Regina Gelana Twala, a Black South African woman who died in 1968 in Swaziland (now Eswatini), was an extraordinarily prolific writer of books, columns, articles, and letters. Yet today Twala’s name is largely unknown. Her literary achievements are forgotten. Her books are unpublished. Her letters languish in the dusty study of a deceased South African academic. Her articles are buried in discontinued publications. Joel Cabrita argues that Twala’s posthumous obscurity has not developed accidentally as she exposes the ways prejudices around race and gender blocked Black African women like Twala from establishing themselves as successful writers. Drawing upon Twala’s family papers, interviews, newspapers, and archival records from Pretoria, Uppsala, and Los Angeles, Cabrita argues that an entire cast of characters—censorious editors, territorial White academics, apartheid officials, and male African politicians whose politics were at odds with her own—conspired to erase Twala’s legacy. Through her unique documentary output, Twala marked herself as a radical voice on issues of gender, race, and class. The literary gatekeepers of the racist and sexist society of twentieth-century southern Africa clamped down by literally writing her out of the region’s history. Written Out also scrutinizes the troubled racial politics of African history as a discipline that has been historically dominated by White academics, a situation that many people within the field are now examining critically. Inspired by this recent movement, Cabrita interrogates what it means for her—a White historian based in the Northern Hemisphere—to tell the story of a Black African woman. Far from a laudable “recovery” of an important lost figure, Cabrita acknowledges that her biography inevitably reproduces old dynamics of White scholarly privilege and dominance. Cabrita’s narration of Twala’s career resurrects it but also reminds us that Twala, tragically, is still not the author of her own life story.

Women Who Changed the World: Their Lives, Challenges, and Accomplishments through History [4 volumes]

Author: Candice Goucher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440868255

Category: History

Page: 1312

View: 640

Women Who Changed the World: Their Lives, Challenges, and Accomplishments through History features 200 biographies of notable women and offers readers an opportunity to explore the global past from a gendered perspective. The women featured in this four-volume set cover the full sweep of history, from our ancestral forbearer "Lucy" to today's tennis phenoms Venus and Serena Williams. Every walk of life is represented in these pages, from powerful monarchs and politicians to talented artists and writers, from inquisitive scientists to outspoken activists. Each biography follows a standardized format, recounting the woman's life and accomplishments, discussing the challenges she faced within her particular time and place in history, and exploring the lasting legacy she left. A chronological listing of biographies makes it easy for readers to zero in on particular time periods, while a further reading list at the end of each essay serves as a gateway to further exploration and study. High-interest sidebars accompany many of the biographies, offering more nuanced glimpses into the lives of these fascinating women.