Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola takes us inside the mind of a feminist

Reflecting Rogue (Inside the mind of a feminist) is the much anticipated and brilliant collection of experimental autobiographical essays on power, pleasure and South African culture by Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola.

Gqola is no stranger to the literary scene as she's written three other works.

Gqola explains that she was humbled by how well received her previous book, Rape: A South African Nightmare was. She adds that she felt, if she was ever going to write another book, she had to do it now.

Host Eusebius McKaiser says 'Reflecting Rogue' is Gqola's most personal book to date which delivers twenty essays of 'deliciously incisive brain food', all extremely accessible to a general critical readership, without sacrificing intellectual rigour.

These include essays on ‘Disappearing Women’, where Gqola spends time exploring what it means to live in a country where women can simply disappear. From a secure Centurion estate in one case to being a cop in another, and being taken by men who know them.

I loved prof's narration of her experience as a women in academia. When some of my colleagues saw the book, they thought here is another book about male bashing. But as a male, I felt empowered by the book. I've enjoyed how it appeals to me as a man and re-affirms my role in society and how to co-exist in a complex world.

Willy, caller

Other essays included in the book include: ‘Disappearing women’, ‘On the beauty of feminist rage’ , ‘Mothering while feminist’ and ‘Becoming my mother’.

Listen to Professor Pumla Dineo Gqola with Eusebius McKaiser here:


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