Unisa Press

Beyond the Mountain:

Queer Life in Africa’s Gay Capital”

Author: Zintombizethu Matebeni, PhD Dr. B Camminga
Published: December 21, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-77615-049-6
Number of pages: 210
Prices: R R368 | $ $27 | £ £21 | € €24
This book is not available in electronic format

About the book

Beyond The Mountain: Queer Life in “Africa’s Gay Capital” contributes to the body of knowledge on the lived experiences of lesbian gay bisexual transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) communities in Cape Town. The book provides insight on the plight of the LGBTQI community, which has entrenched itself unashamedly in Cape Town and challenges the stereotypes and prejudices suffered by these communities. This book, which promotes the rights and protection of LGTBQI community, is a collection that historically, metaphorically and physically spans the city of Cape Town. The chapters consists of narratives of lived experiences and academic discussions presented by both novice and experienced scholars. The imagery of beyond the mountain is a depiction of the lives of LGBTQI community and immovable negative perceptions the general public have to them and seeks to expose their world and the kinds of violence and abuse they are subjected to as well as unveiling the racial discrimination within these communities. The book revolves around four themes, namely, education, emancipation, protection, acceptance and integration of LGBTQI people in society.