Mark Gevisser

Mark Gevisser is the author of the prizewinning A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream and Portraits of Power: Profiles in a Changing South Africa. He is the coeditor of Defiant Desire: Gay and Lesbian Lives in South Africa. His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Granta, and other publications. He is the writer of the documentary film The Man Who Drove with Mandela, which won the Teddy Documentary Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Born in Johannesburg in 1964, he now lives in France.


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Lost and Found in Johannesburg

Mark Gevisser
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An inner life of Johannesburg that turns on the author’s fascination with maps, boundaries, and transgressions This singular memoir begins with a...


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A Legacy of Liberation

Mark Gevisser
Palgrave Macmillan

In this gripping social history of South Africa, award-winning journalist Mark Gevisser follows the family of former South African President Thabo Mbeki to...


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