Book Review – Pride And Prejudice: The Gerald Kraak Anthology

African Perspectives on Gender, Social Justice and Sexuality (Jacana Media) ISBN: 978-1-4314-2518-1

Pride And Prejudice is a cake of many layers, fillings, flavours and designs that represents the colourful, cultural, brave stories of people whose lives are seen to be abnormal, but only because of social injustices. The collection of short stories, poetry, photography, academic writing, and journalism is filled with truth, pain. It is a beautiful representation of love in spite of the fear of being different.

Turning the pages of this unique collaboration of work can only leave one wondering about the lives of those who suffer in silence. The topics discussed in this work vary from African perspectives of anti-gay rights, woman rights, Albinism and many more sensitive social discussions. Each piece of work is beautifully expressed to help the reader understand the truth of the matters.

Pride And Prejudice is a collection of the short-listed entries to the inaugural award, named after Gerald Kraak, who was a passionate champion of social justice and an anti-apartheid activist.

If you are looking for the truth from the hearts of people fighting for social justice without prejudice, then this is the book for you.

Tammany Barton

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Posted on: 6th August 2017