Postcolonial pomosexuality: Queer/alternative fiction after disgrace

  title={Postcolonial pomosexuality: Queer/alternative fiction after disgrace},
  author={Cheryl Stobie},
  journal={Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa},
  pages={320 - 341}
  • C. Stobie
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Art
  • Current Writing: Text and Reception in Southern Africa
Abstract In this essay I begin by contextualising South African queer/alternative writing against a global postcolonial backdrop. I examine the representation of queer in Coetzee's Disgrace, and outline a cluster of attributes which are absent in that text, but which are present in texts published after 2000: queer sexuality viewed with interior depth, a coming‐out narrative, the normalisation of queer, progressive engagement with gender issues, and technical innovation. I analyse a range of… 
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