Every June is Pride Month: that time of the year when queer people celebrate their very existence in a way that heterosexual people do not because nobody is harassing and murdering heterosexual people on the streets. The Cheeky Natives, the South African literary podcast that has become a major go-to space for authors in the country, is celebrating this year’s Pride Month by sharing videos on Twitter of South African queer writers reading from their books exploring queerness. The Cheeky Natives, which marked its second anniversary in May, is run by Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane and Alma-Nalisha Cele.
To celebrate global pride month. We share videos of queer authors reading from their books
— The Cheeky Natives (@CheekyNatives) June 7, 2019ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The first video is of Landa Mabenge, whose Becoming Him: A Trans Memoir of Triumph, the inspirational story of his struggle and success as the first transgender man to make a medical aid pay for his surgeries, was recently covered by us.
Our featured author today is @landabengz who reads from his book ‘Becoming Him: a Trans memoir of Triumph’
Happy Pride 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/MLfVkC9gj7
— The Cheeky Natives (@CheekyNatives) June 7, 2019
We spoke to her about book : https://t.co/DgsNoVwmNL
Happy Pride Month 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
— The Cheeky Natives (@CheekyNatives) June 10, 2019
The third video is of Chike Frankie Edozien, author of the Lambda Award-winning memoir Lives of Great Men.
Happy Pride Month 🏳️🌈
— The Cheeky Natives (@CheekyNatives) June 11, 2019
The fourth video is of Siya Khumalo, author of You Have to Be Gay to Know God.
Our featured guest today is @SKhumalo1987 reading from his award winning book ‘You have to be Gay to know God’
Happy Pride Month 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/XdqsAcdQeo
— The Cheeky Natives (@CheekyNatives) June 12, 2019
We will be updating this post. The series can be followed on this thread HERE.