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Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Being Black and Feminist - Desiree Lewis and Gabeba Baderoon
  • Chapter 1 Winnie Mandela and the Archive: Reflections on Feminist Biography - Sisonke Msimang
  • Chapter 2 Representing Sara Baartman in the New Millennium - Zoe Wicomb and Desiree Lewis
  • Part I Unmaking
  • Chapter 3 a playful but also very serious love letter to gabrielle goliath - Pumla Dineo Gqola
  • Chapter 4 Teaching Black, Teaching Gender, Teaching Feminism - Mary Hames
  • Chapter 5 Querying the Queer - gertrude fester-wicomb
  • Chapter 6 South African Feminists in Search of the Sacred - Fatima Seedat
  • Chapter 7 'Who Do You Think You Are to Speak to Me Like That?' - jacki job
  • Chapter 8 Refining Islamic Feminisms: Gender, Subjectivity and the Divine Feminine - Sa'diyya Shaikh
  • Chapter 9 Black Lesbian Feminist Thoughts of a Born Queer - Zethu Matebeni
  • Chapter 10 Conversations about Photography with Keorapetse Mosimane, Thania Petersen and Tshepiso Mazibuko - Ingrid Masondo
  • Part II Positioning
  • Chapter 11 What We Make to Unmake: The Imagination in Feminist Struggles - Yewande Omotoso
  • Chapter 12 Breathing Under Water - Danai S. Mupotsa
  • Chapter 13 'Do I Make You Uncomfortable?' Writing, Editing and Publishing Black in a White Industry - Zukiswa Wanner
  • Chapter 14 Echoes of Miriam Tlali - Barbara Boswell
  • Chapter 15 My Two Husbands - Grace A. Musila
  • Chapter 16 Hearing the Silence - Panashe Chigumadzi
  • Part III Remaking
  • Chapter 17 Thinking through Transnational Feminist Solidarities - Leigh-Ann Naidoo
  • Chapter 18 The Music of My Orgasm - Makhosazana Xaba
  • Chapter 19 Bringing Water to Krotoa's Gardens: Decolonisation as Direct Action - Yvette Abrahams
  • Chapter 20 Living a Radical African Feminist Life: A Journey to Sufficiency Through Contemporarity - Patricia McFadden
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • Permission credits
  • Index

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An anthology of academic and non-academic writings dedicated to contemporary black South African feminist perspectives currently influential in scholarship, popularised radical thought and creative expression.

About the Author

Desiree Lewis (Editor)
Desiree Lewis is Professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of the Western Cape. She is the author of Living on a Horizon: Bessie Head and the Politics of Imagining (2007).
Gabeba Baderoon (Editor)
Gabeba Baderoon is a literary scholar, poet and Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and African Studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she also co-directs the African Feminist Initiative. She is the author of Regarding Muslims: from Slavery to Post-apartheid (2014) and four books of poetry, most recently The History of Intimacy (2018).

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