Discursive cuts, receptive wounds

Notes on the reception of Inxeba/The Wound

  • Wemar Strydom School of Languages, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


There is a specific strain of queer theory seeded in Southern African soil – a permutation that, for its specific geo-affective location, seems all the more lived, more humanistic-centred, more humane. The work collected in this themed issue arose from a panel discussion and a set of papers presented during the 2018 iteration of the February Lectures conference series (februarylectures.co.za), a platform established to showcase what happens when queer theory is brought to bear on the lived experience of queer peoples of the global South.