The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers

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Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:00pm

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WRITERS SPEAK

SPEAKERS: MARK GEVISSER, GEORGE PAUL MEIU

Mark Gevisser's new book, The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers, explores how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

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About the Speakers

Mark Gevisser is the author of A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African DreamLost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir, and Portraits of Power: Profiles in a Changing South Africa. He is also the coeditor of the pathbreaking anthology Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa. His journalism and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Granta, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. The recipient of a 2012 Open Society Fellowship, he lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

George Paul Meiu is John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Department of African & African American Studies at Harvard University.

About the Series

Writers Speak, a series of literary conversations at the Mahindra Humanities Center, is convened by Claire Messud, a novelist and Joseph Y. Bae and Janice Lee Senior Lecturer on Fiction at Harvard University.