06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

SA PEN & Open Book present: Sexuality and the Law: A Debate on Cultural Politics in Africa

In light of the new wave of legislation and persecution, South Africa PEN held a conversation between Professor Pierre de Vos, the Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance at the University of Cape Town and a well-known writer for the ‘Daily Maverick’ and Professor Desiree Lewis, the Head of Department of Women and Gender Studies at University of Western Cape and feminist activist.  Dr. Derrick Higginbotham (UCT, English Department), who teaches queer theory and LGBTI literature, chaired the discussion that explored sexuality minorities, human rights, religion, and the law in Africa.

To listen to the podcast, click here.

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