A young gay man bewildered and lost on the highways of Los Angeles; a gay Muslim in Berlin; a rent boy in Shanghai; a holiday romance in Mexico; a man from Dakar in a bathhouse in Paris; a love hotel in Tokyo; a darkroom in Rio; a hamam in Syria; the burning ghats on the Ganges; Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Shinto and atheist; legal and illegal blazing through 17 countries on six continents, Homo Odyssey is an explicit, upfront, edgy, often funny, travel adventure that will leave you seeing the world and yourself with different eyes. How do men sexually attracted to other men live in different parts of the world? How do they see themselves? How have they survived over the centuries, mostly in places hostile to them?
|Publication date:||1st September 2017|
|Publisher:||Bruno Gmuender GmbH|
|Categories:||Dating, relationships, living together & marriage, Travel writing,|
Brent Meersman is a well known journalist, critic, columnist and author in South Africa. He is currently co-editor of the groundbreaking news site - groundup.org.za. His first job was as a press photographer in Grahamstown in 1989. His first novel Primary Coloured (Human & Rousseau) was published in 2007, followed by Reports Before Daybreak (Umuzi/Random House) and Five Lives at Noon (Missing Ink, 2013). For 12 years he wrote for the national weekly, the Mail & Guardian. A compulsive traveller; at last count he'd been to 65 countries and travelled around all the continents, including the Antarctic. Out of these experiences came Homo Odyssey. ...More About Brent Meersman