Lesley Lokko: Look Back in Anger

A hand holding up a woven structure consisting of burlap material and pink artificial flowers.

Apartheid's Architects photo / Debra Hurford-Brown


Lesley Lokko is an architect, academic, and the author of eleven best-selling novels. She is currently the Dean at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer at The City College of New York.  Before arriving at CCNY, she served as the Head of School at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is the editor of White Papers, Black Marks: Race, Culture, Architecture (University of Minnesota Press, 2000); editor-in-chief of FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture and is on the editorial board of ARQ (Cambridge). In 2004, she made the successful transition from academic to novelist with the publication of her first novel, Sundowners (Orion 2004), a UK-Guardian top forty best-seller, and has since then followed with ten further best-sellers, which have been translated into fifteen languages. 

Introduction by Andrea Simitch

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