Category Archives: Publications

2014 Dec. 13: Faces and Phases invokes memories

Book Review by Kopano Sibeko “I used to be lesbian, but now my final words are on a tombstone, because he showed me the power of a man. I could never love that, so I killed myself because I knew … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 21: SA Lesbian Feathers of the Year

  They are both South African lesbian icons. Most influential in different ways. Some of the commonalities between them is their sexuality and being born in South Africa during the ’70s. Bev from Soweto and Zanele in Umlazi township. About Bev … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 21: Sharing love and friendships at the 1st Mpumalanga Pride Photos – PART I

nobody knew what we had before the march…   …our writer, Christie van Zyl, videographer Siba Nkumbi and photographer Lindeka Qampi before getting on it…   L-R:  Siphiwe Mbatha, Vuvu Mtsweni and Luh Cele having breakfast     Sisters embrace… … Continue reading

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2014 July 13: ” Give children cameras not candies”

  School portraits from Aurora Girls High School, through the eyes of photography learners.     2014 April 16 our participants, Sindi and Nhlanhla playing with the background we used for students’ portraits.   a fellow student peeping out after … Continue reading

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2014 July 7: Inkanyiso revived the culture of reading and writing

  What started as a hobby and mission to be read and recognized lead to a therapeutic process. Inkanyiso has grown from just a simple blog to a major information hub. I was thinking of how I could start an … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 17: LGBTI agenda reflected at a Human Rights lawyers conference

  by Jeremiah Sepotokele   2013 Oct. 4:  Wits University, Johannesburg. South Africa. The Wits Student Law Journal for Southern Africa hosted a conference “Incendo on the 4th of October 2013 at the Chalsty Centre at the Wits School of … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 3: A Queer African Reader book

Dear Friend, If you are interested in reviewing QAR, kindly write to Sokari Ekine: sokari@blacklooks.org Thank you!

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