You Have to be Gay to Know God - Siya Khumalo (Paperback)

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On 31 December 2012, a colleague picked a steak knife from a cutlery tray. He yelled, ‘Angi-gay, mina!’ — ‘I’m not gay!’ — and came at me with it.

Siya Khumalo grew up in a Durban township where one fiery sermon could whip up a lynch mob against those considered “different”, in Siya’s case, being gay was “different”. Thus begun Siya’s exploration into sex, politics and religion. His explorations unmasks techniques used by the power-brokers of our time and shows how gay people, in particular, bear the brunt of politicians’ and pastors’ schemes to gain wealth by fleecing the poor and harnessing popular prejudices.

Khumalo tackles DA vs ANC, unpacks corrective rape, and African cultures and communities and how these things affect gay people. Splicing in political and religious commentary, and using his own life experiences to make sense of these topics, Khumalo promises that a reader brave enough to meet him in the pages of this book, will transcend their notions of “normal”.

Product Details

Barcode
9780795708244
Department
Books
Released
23 Apr 2018
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Siya Khumalo
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Kwela Books
Language
English
Number of Pages
288
Dimensions
198 x 130mm

Summary

Siya Khumalo grew up in a Durban township where being gay was "different". Thus begun Siya's exploration into sex, politics and religion. He unmasks techniques used by the power-brokers of our time, he tackles DA vs ANC, unpacks corrective rape, and African cultures and communities. Splicing in political and religious commentary, he uses his own life experiences to make sense of these topics.

Classification

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 2
Family & Relationships / Marriage
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / Gay Studies
BISAC Subject 4
Social Science / Black Studies (Global)
BISAC Subject 5
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
BIC Classification 1
Dating, relationships, living together & marriage
BIC Classification 2
Gay studies (Gay men)
BIC Classification 3
Autobiography: general
Dewey Classification
306.7662092

Inside Flap

After being reprimanded at a party for “talking about religion, politics and sex”, Siya Khumalo decided to wrestle with these topics fulltime. He is often interviewed on radio stations and on media platforms for his controversial take on current affairs. He writes regularly for Daily Maverick.

Author Bio

After being reprimanded at a party for "talking about religion, politics and sex", Siya Khumalo decided to wrestle with these topics full-time. He is often interviewed on radio stations and on media platforms for his controversial take on current affairs. He writes regularly for Daily Maverick.