This public reading by Mark Gevisser at LSE was co-hosted by Spectrum and LSE Cities.
Mark is one of South Africa’s most celebrated writers and journalists. Notable works include Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa (1994), co-edited with Edwin Cameron, and Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred (2007).
Mark read sections from Lost and Found in Johannesburg: a Memoir (2014) and ‘Walking Girly in Nairobi’, his contribution to a new anthology of African writing entitled Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction (2016).
Dr Andrew van der Vlies, Reader in Anglophone Literature and Theory at Queen Mary, University of London, engaged Mark in discussion before taking questions from the audience. The event was chaired by Deborah James, Professor of Anthropology at LSE.