ISBN 9781920397289
ePub ISBN 9781920590123
Pages 226
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2011
Publisher Modjaji Books, South Africa
Formats Paperback, eBook

Reclaiming the L-Word

Sappho's Daughters out in Africa

edited by Alleyn Diesel

This brave and moving collection of stories by South African lesbian women from different backgrounds reminds us, again, that rights are never finally won in legislatures or in court rooms. They are won by people exercising them. The authors of the stories and poems in this book have done just that. They have stood up to celebrate the dignity of lesbian women in South Africa. Each contribution is different. And each intensely personal. And each one reminds us of the urgent need for us to stop hate crime and to create a safe society for all LGBT South Africans.

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About the Editor

Alleyn Diesel

Alleyn Diesel is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, specialising in the study of the place of women in Hinduism in South Africa, particularly their veneration of the Goddess. In 2007 she edited Shakti: Stories of Indian Women in South Africa (Wits University Press).

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