[Gevisser's] prose style is so fluid, so easy, the reader feels as though he has been taken by the hand and is being gently led down a path by a guide who can be trusted to point out interesting landmarks... A humane and enlightened observer, capturing both an extraordinary chapter of history and the essence of a turbulent, shifting society via the examination of his own life
Michela Wrong, Spectator
Part memoir, part psycho-geography, his book is concerned with life as it's lived in these liminal spaces, which in Gevisser's fine handling, take on both physical and symbolic dimensions... A loving portrait of the city
Emma Brockes, Guardian
[Its] aesthetic of abundance and openness is powerful... [It] joins a range of experiments in non-fiction from South Africa that are by turns compelling and troubling, generous and chaotic... Brilliant [and] absorbing
Hedley Twidle, New Statesman
Mark Gevisser on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | Granta 129
Mark Gevisser examines the personal, political and social issues of transgender identity in America.
In Conversation | Granta 129
Mark Gevisser and Jonny Steinberg | Podcast
Mark Gevisser and Jonny Steinberg discuss recent South African history, their personal relationship to Johannesburg, and their personal relationship to a divided city.