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1PM On the Beauty of Rage

April 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Week 4: Rape: The Global Phenomenon of a Crime of Power
Discussion Topic: Rape as a Language and Logic of Power and Speaking as (Re)Doing Feminist Work
o Gqola, Pumla Dineo. Rape: A South African Nightmare. Johannesburg: MFBooksJoburg, 2015.
(Chapters 4, 5, 7, 8)
Recommended Readings:
o Swarr, Amanda Lock and Richa Nagar. “Dismantling Assumptions: Interrogating Lesbian
Struggles for Identity and Survival in India and South Africa.” Signs: Journal of Women and
Culture in Society Vol 29 No. 2 (Winter 2004): 491-516.
o Radio 702 Podcast: Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola on Rape Culture, Patriarchy and Gender
Politics in South Africa. http://www.702.co.za/articles/5366/prof-pumla-dineo-gqola-on-rapeculture-


April 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm