- Title: The Gerald Kraak Anthology (African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Security Vol. II) AS YOU LIKE IT
- Author/Collaborators: Jacana Literary Foundation
- Publisher: Jacana Media
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 978143142669
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 172pp
The second offering in the Gerald Kraak annual anthology, As You Like It, is a collection of the short-listed entries submitted for the Gerald Kraak Award. This anthology offers a window into deeply located visions and voices across Africa. It brings together stories of self-expression, identity, sexuality and agency, all located within Africa and its legacy.
“These stories take up space; they are big and heavy and weighty and solid. These stories make no apologies. The sentences you will find on these pages are not afraid. They move from the brutal and the bloody to the melodic and the lyrical. They are crisp and controlled then suddenly they melt; sweetly, seductively” – Sisonke Msimang
The Gerald Kraak Award showcases some of the most provocative works of fiction, poetry, journalism, photography and academic writing by allies of the LGBTQI+ community as fierce defenders of human rights. Curated by some of our favorite thinkers Sisonke Msimang, Mark Gevisser and Sylvia Tamale, this anthology is not only a celebration of emerging writers from across the continent; it also provides a space for storytellers to keep doing what they love and to turn what they love into careers. The winner of the award will be announced at an exclusive launch hosted by the Other Foundation, on 24 May 2018. .
ABOUT THE GERALD KRAAK AWARD
The award is a joint initiative by the Jacana Literary Foundation and the Other Foundation and is named after Gerald Kraak (1956–2014), a passionate champion of social justice and an anti-apartheid activist.