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Rape: A South African Nightmare
by Pumla Dineo Gqola

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    Publication Date: Aug 01, 2016
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    Format: Paperback, 304 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781920601522
    Imprint: Jacana Media
    Publisher: Jacana Media
    Parent Company: Jacana Media, Ltd
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    Why has South Africa been labelled the ‘world’s rape capital’? What don’t we as South Africans understand about rape? In Rape: A South African Nightmare, Pumla Dineo Gqola unpacks the complex relationship South Africa has with rape by paying attention to the patterns and trends of rape, asking what we can learn from famous cases and why South Africa is losing the battle against rape. This highly readable book leaps off the dusty book shelves of academia by asking penetrating questions and examining the shock belief syndrome that characterises public responses to rape, the female fear factory, boy rape, the rape of Black lesbians and violent masculinities. The book interrogates the high profile rape trials of Jacob Zuma, Bob Hewitt, Makhaya Ntini and Baby Tshepang as well as the feminist responses to the Anene Booysen case.


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