Nelson Mandela's masculinities

  title={Nelson Mandela's masculinities},
  author={Raymond Suttner},
  journal={African Identities},
  pages={342 - 356}
  • R. Suttner
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • Art
  • African Identities
What constitutes a man is very relevant to post-apartheid South Africa, which experiences widespread violence, committed mainly by men. Across all sections of the population models of manhood are mainly of the rough, tough variety and resort to force is often a preferred method of resolving differences. The intricate strands of Nelson Mandela's evolving masculinity introduce a complexity that may contribute towards boys and men exploring ways of ‘being men’ which are not only strong but also… 

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